Like with nearly everything associated with medical school, there’s a cost for applying for a medical residency. Luckily, the fees associated with submitting a request for a medical residency are minor when compared with other aspects of school. Below, we’ll explain what you can expect to pay for applying for a medical residency.
Cost of Using the Electronic Residency Application Service
The Electronic Residency Application Service – or ERAS – allows for the transmission of applications and other important documents online. In addition to your residency application, documents that will be sent include your Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), letters of recommendation, and various other credentials. This information is sent to the appropriate residency and fellowship programs.
The fees for applying for a medical residency are as follows:
- Up to 10 Programs – $95.00
- 11-20 Programs – Additional $10.00 each
- 21-30 Programs – Additional $16.00 each
- 31 or More Programs – Additional $26.00 each
Under this formula, let’s say you apply for 15 programs. You’ll pay $95.00 plus $50.00 for the five programs that go over the initial 10, leaving for a total of $145.00. It’s important to note that this formula is only applicable when you apply for programs that are under the same specialty. There are additional fees associated with applying for different specialties at the same time.
There are other fees you can expect to pay when applying for a medical residency. A fee of $75.00 is assessed once per season for your USMLE transcript. You’ll also pay $75.00 once a season for a COMLEX USA transcript.
All fees must be paid used a Visa or MasterCard.
Keep in mind there will also be other costs associated with applying for medical residency, such as attire, travel and accommodation expenses related to interviewing with prospective schools. These expenditures can be far greater than the process of applying for medical residency. Finding ways to save while on the interview trail is highly advised