Fees for the 2022-2023 Residency Match Application Cycle

Are you familiar with all the US Residency Application Fees you’ll pay when applying for The Match? Knowing about these fees will help you to better organize your financial resources and budget accordingly. Below is an outline of the Fees for the 2022-2023 Residency Match Application Cycle process from start to finish, and everything in between. Okay, let’s get started!

Please Note: Fees for the 2022-2023 Residency Match are subject to change. Always keep informed by visiting the official services’ websites.

USMLE (For International Medical Graduates – IMGs)

Exams

  • USMLE Step 1 = $985 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada
  • USMLE Step 2CK = $985 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada

Additional Services

ECFMG 

ECFMG Services

  • ERAS Token = $155
  • Application for ECFMG Certification = $160
  • Application for J-1 Sponsorship = $370**  (** An additional $220 fee, payable to the Department of Homeland Security, is required of initial applicants for J-1 sponsorship.)
  • Medical School Transcript Translation = $250 (if needed)
  • CVS Verification of ECFMG Certification status to State Medical Licensing Authority = $66

ECFMG + USMLE

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

Application to a Pathway for ECFMG Certification for 2023 Match

  • $925

(ECFMG Source)

AAMC/ERAS 

Programs Per Specialty

  • Up to 10 = $99
  • 11 – 20 = $17 each
  • 21 – 30 = $21 each
  • 31 or more = $26 each

For example,

100 Emergency Medicine programs [$99.00 + (10 x $17.00) + (10 x $21.00) +(70 x $26.00)] = $2,299.00

Or, if you want to split up your application:

100 OB/GYN programs [$99.00 + (10 x $17.00) + (10 x $21.00) +(70 x $26.00)] + 50 Family Medicine programs [$99.00 +(10 x $17.00) + (10 x $21.00) + (20 x 26.00) = $3,298.00

**Note, AAMC/ERAS takes Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Cards. All fees are non-refundable, therefore, you will want to research programs carefully.

(AAMC Source)

NRMP 

  • Registration Fee = $85 (includes the listing of up to 20 programs on the primary rank order list and up to 20 programs on all supplemental rank order lists combined)
  • Late Fee = $50 (after January 31st)
  • Couples = $45 additional per partner
  • Additional Programs = $30 per program (For rank order lists with 100 or more ranks, additional charges apply.)

(NRMP Source)

In addition, consider these other costs:

  • 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, it will help you make the most of your applications.

*Prices increase as season progresses. 

MyERAS Application Editing, Review, and Feedback

  • Residency Document editing starting at $99

And, check out Residency Experts’ helpful tips with Your Complete Residency Letter of Recommendation Guide.

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

  • Match A Resident
    • Regular Season Access (good through February 28, 2023):
      • $79 per Individual Specialty list
      • $299 for all 18 specialty lists
    • Full Season Access (good through March 31, 2023):
      • $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. Match A Resident 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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