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.



Step 1 = $880

Step 2 CK = $880

Step 2 CS = $1,535


Additional Services

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



ECFMG Services

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.

Residency Statement

  • 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.

Match A Resident

  • 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:

USMLE: http://www.usmle.org/

ERAS:  https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/how-apply-residency-positions/applying-residencies-eras/

ECMFG: http://www.ecfmg.org/

NRMP: http://www.nrmp.org/

RESIDENCY STATEMENT: http://www.residencystatement.com


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