The Cost of Applying for Medical Residency
The residency selection process includes application fees for two items: initially ® and later, the . These application fees are separate from interview expenses which are more varied and driven by geography.
The total cost of the process will fall within a wide range, depending on key factors such as which specialty or specialties the applicant is interested in, how many applications are made and programs ranked, and how close the applicant is to these programs geographically.
The application fees are easier to project, but they will vary depending on the volume of applications and number of specialties. Use the to help plan for your costs.
|Number of Programs Per Specialty||ERAS Fees|
|31 or more||$26 each|
Additional costs associated with the application include the USMLE Transcript fee of $80 and the COMLEX-USA Transcript fee of $80. Both are assessed once per application season.
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)
applicants can complete their applications, select programs of interest, include necessary supporting documents, and submit their applications, all in one location.® streamlines the residency application process for applicants. By using , a
ERAS provides a centralized, but flexible, solution to the residency application and document distribution process.
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|Apply Smart - Consider the Data|
Your likelihood of securing residency training depends on many factors. One of many considerations is the number of residency programs you apply to, but there is no magic number that applies to all applicants. Review the data from the and visit for help with developing a smart application strategy.
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
The is a private, not-for-profit organization that matches medical school students and graduates to graduate medical education (GME) training programs in the United States. The standard registration fee for the Main Residency Match allows for the submission of up to 20 ranked programs on the primary list and access to data and reports. You can review the complete fee structure and current schedule of dates for NRMP Matches as well as learn how the matching algorithm works by visiting the NRMP .,
Standard Registration Fee: $85 (up to 20 programs)
Additional programs ranked: $30 per program code
Application costs are just one component of the equation when determining total cost of applying for residency. To accurately account for the total expense, applicants must consider the application fees as well as the costs associated with interview activities. Together, these two areas equate to the total amount that will be invested in the pursuit of a residency position.
Review both the The Cost of Interviewing for Residencyand .
Application Fees + Interview Expenses = Total Cost
If you need help with anything related to ERAS, check this . If you cannot locate the answers you need, you can contact ERAS by or contacting the Helpdesk at 202-862-6264 (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET).
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