Fees for the 2016-17 US Medical Residency Application Season
Becoming a doctor or medical professional to help heal the sick and tend to the injured is a beautiful dream. But, this dream does not come without a price. Many medical residency applicants applying for US residency positions are unaware of the financial hurdles posed by the residency application process.
As you prepare for the residency application, it is important to be conscious of all of the fees and costs involved with the application process. This will help you to properly plan your budget in order to make the best decisions about how many medical specialties and residency programs you can apply to, and which programs are worth going to interview with.
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)
Step 1 = $880
Step 2 CK = $880
Step 2 CS = $1,535
Extension of Eligibility = $70 per exam
Step 1/Step 2 CK Testing Region Change = $65 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 – $1,275 (depending on date of cancellation)
Score Recheck (Step 1/Step 2 CK/Step 2 CS) = $80 per exam
ERAS Token = $105
Application for ECFMG Certification = $65
Application for J-1 Sponsorship = $285 + $180 to the Dept. of Homeland Security
USMLE Transcript (Paper Copy) = $65 per request (up to 10)
USMLE Transcript (Electronic) = $80 (per ERAS season)
Programs Per Specialty
Up to 10 = $99
11 – 20 = $12 each
21 – 30 = $16 each
31 or more = $26 each
For example, in one specialty:
100 programs = $2,199
200 programs = $4,799
Registration Fee = $70 (first 20 programs on primary rank list)
Late Fee = $50 (after Nov. 30)
Couples = $15 additional per partner
Additional Programs = $30 per program
Other Possible Cost Factors
USMLE preparation materials
Travel (to the interview and around the area)
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) = $199
(add $50 to expedite 24-48 hours)
- Development Service (7-10 days processing) = $389
(add $100 to expedite 3-5 days)
Program Selection Help – Don’t waste a single dollar on programs you do not qualify for, and get all of your program research done instantly.
- Regular Season Access (good through March 1, 2017): $79 first specialty list, and $299 for all specialty lists
- Full Season Access (good through May 1, 2017): $99 first specialty list, and $399 for all specialty lists
**Please Note: Fees are subject to change. Always keep informed by visiting the official services’ websites.
Official Websites Resources:
RESIDENCY STATEMENT: http://www.residencystatement.com
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