Residency Application Fees

Fees for the 2021-22 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

Are you familiar with all the Residency Application Fees you’ll be responsible for when applying for The Match? Having a full understanding of these fees will help candidates applying for US medical residency to better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below is an outline of the fees and costs associated with the US Medical Residency Application process from start to finish, and everything in between.

Please Note: Fees are subject to change. Always keep informed by visiting the official services’ websites.

USMLE (For International Medical Graduates – IMGs)

Exams

  • USMLE Step 1 = $975 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada
  • USMLE Step 2CK = $975 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada

Additional Services

  • Extension of Eligibility = $90 per exam
  • Step 1/Step 2CK Testing Region Change = $85 per region change
  • Step 1/Step 2CK Rescheduling Fee = $0 – $604 (depending on exam, testing region, and date of cancellation)
  • Score Recheck (Step 1/Step 2 CK) = $80 per exam

ECFMG 

ECFMG Services

  • ERAS Token = $145
  • Application for ECFMG Certification = $150
  • Application for J-1 Sponsorship = $360  (Plus $220 fee to the Department of Homeland Security, required for initial applicants of J-1 sponsorship)
  • Medical School Transcript Translation = $250 (if needed)
  • CVS Verification to State Medical Licensing Authority = $60

ECFMG + USMLE

  • USMLE Transcript (Paper Copy) = $70 per request (up to 10)
  • USMLE Transcript (Electronic) = $80 (Once per ERAS season)

ECFMG Pathway Fee

  • $900

(ECFMG Source 1, Source 2)

AAMC/ERAS 

Programs Per Specialty

  • Up to 10 = $99
  • 11 – 20 = $16 each
  • 21 – 30 = $19 each
  • 31 or more = $26 each

For example:

100 Emergency Medicine programs [$99.00 + (10 x $16.00) + (10 x $20.00) +(70 x $26.00] = $2,279.00

Or, if you want to split up your application:

100 OB/GYN programs [$99.00 + (10 x $16.00) + (10 x $20.00) +(70 x $26.00] + 50 Family Medicine programs [$99.00 +(10 x $16.00) + (10 x $20.00) + (20 x 26.00) = $3,258.00

**Note: AAMC/ERAS takes Visa and Mastercard only. All fees are non-refundable, therefore, you will want to research programs carefully.

(AAMC Source)

NRMP 

  • Registration Fee =  $85 (first 20 programs on primary rank list)
  • Late Fee =  $50 (after January 31st)
  • Couples = $45 additional per partner
  • Additional Programs = $30 per program

(NRMP Source)

Other Possible Cost Factors

  • USMLE preparation materials
  • Interviews:
    • Travel (to the interview and around the area)
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Clothes

Residency Resources to Help Cut Costs

Personal Statement Help – Getting your Personal Statement professionally edited or written will save you time and will help you make the most of your applications.

*Prices increase as season progresses. 

MyERAS Application Editing, Review, and Feedback

  • New! Letter of Recommendation and Document editing starting at $99

Program Selection Help – Don’t waste application fees on programs you do not qualify for, and get all of your program research done instantly.

  • Match A Resident
    • Regular Season Access (good through February 28, 2022):
      • $79 per Individual Specialty list
      • $299 for all 18 specialty lists
    • Full Season Access (good through April 30, 2022):
      • $99 per Individual Specialty list
      • $399 for all 18 specialty lists

Official Website Resources:

  1. USMLE: http://www.usmle.org/
  2. ERAS:  https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/how-apply-residency-positions/applying-residencies-eras/
  3. ECFMG: http://www.ecfmg.org/
  4. NRMP: http://www.nrmp.org/

Related Application Prep:

  1. Match A Resident: https://www.matcharesident.com/
  2. Residency Statement: https://www.residencystatement.com/
  3. Residency Experts https://residencyexperts.com/
  4. Residency Blog: http://blog.matcharesident.com/
  5. Personal Statement Blog: http://blog.residencystatement.com/
  6. Residency Application Blog: https://residencyexperts.com/blog/

 

 

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