Fees for the 2019-20 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

Smart residency applicants know there are many costs and fees along the road to residency. Early awareness of these fees will help those applying for US medical residency to better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below are all of the fees and costs associated with the US Medical Residency Application process from start to finish, and everything in between.

USMLE (For IMGs)

Exams

  • USMLE Step 1 = $940 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada
  • USMLE Step 2 CK = $940 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada
  • USMLE Step 2 CS = $1,580

Additional Services

  • Extension of Eligibility = $80 per exam
  • Step 1/Step 2 CK Testing Region Change = $75 per region change
  • Step 1/Step 2 CK Rescheduling Fee = $0 – $569 (depending on exam, testing region, and date of cancellation)
  • Step 2 CS Rescheduling Fee = $0 – $1,290 (depending on date of cancellation)
  • Score Recheck (Step 1/Step 2 CK/Step 2 CS) = $80 per exam

ECFMG 

ECFMG Services

  • ERAS Token = $130
  • Application for ECFMG Certification = $135
  • Application for J-1 Sponsorship = $340  (Plus $180 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 = $50

ECFMG + USMLE

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

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AAMC/ERAS 

Programs Per Specialty

  • Up to 10 = $99
  • 11 – 20 = $14 each
  • 21 – 30 = $18 each
  • 31 or more = $26 each

For example, in one specialty:

  • 100 programs = $2,239
  • 200 programs = $4,839

Or, if you want to split up your application

  • 100 programs in one specialty + 100 programs in a different specialty = $4,478

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

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NRMP 

  • Registration Fee =  $85 (first 20 programs on primary rank list)
  • Late Fee =  $50 (after Nov. 30)
  • Couples = $25 additional per partner
  • Additional Programs = $30 per program

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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.

 

      • Editing Service (3-5 day processing) = $299
        • (add $50 to expedite 24-48 hours)
      • Writing Service (7-10 days processing) = $499
        • (add $100 to expedite 3-5 days)

 

MyERAS Application Editing, Review, and Feedback

 

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

 

      • Regular Season Access (good through February 28, 2019):
        • $79 per Individual Specialty list
        • $299 for all 18 specialty lists
      • Full Season Access (good through April 30, 2019):
        • $99 per Individual Specialty list
        • $399 for all 18 specialty lists

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

Official Websites 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. ECMFG: 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/
  7. USMLEPress (USMLE and Residency Forum): https://www.usmlepress.com/

Want to discuss this topic and more? Go to: https://www.usmlepress.com/

 

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