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ERAS Cost Calculator for Residency Applicants

What Is Your ERAS Application Cost?

ERAS is the Electronic Residency Application Service run through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). It provides you with a single portal through which you can apply to residency places in the US. This makes it far easier for you to apply and to choose the programs that you wish to apply to. However, with the number of applications you can make being unlimited it can be easy to overstretch yourself financially.

Our ERAS cost calculator will let you see just how much money you will be spending on your applications on top of your NRMP fees for the Match. Many applicants are tempted to apply to as many places as they can to try to improve their chances of getting a place through the Match. This, however, can be a costly way of approaching gaining your residency. With more than 43,000 applicants registered with the Match last year only 28 thousand actually got placed in a residency. So you can understand why it is tempting to apply to as many as possible.

Our specialized and reliable residency applications services are able to provide you with support in many different ways that other online help cannot. We offer everything from support with your CV for VSAS and SOAP essay writing through to online advice and a free to use ERAS fee calculator. With our support, you will be able to make your applications smoothly.
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How Does Our ERAS Cost Calculator Work?

ERAS applications are all made online through your MyERAS portal. This allows you to upload all of your required documents and review all of the different programs that are available to you. You will be able to choose as many programs to apply to as you like but fees will increase the more that you choose. Fees are based on the number of programs that you apply to within different specialties. So if you are applying to different specialties then you will have to pay fees in each.

Program fees follow the following rates:

No of programs applied to Fee
1 – 10 $99
11 – 20 $13 Each
21 – 30 $17 Each
31+ $26 Each

Example 1.  25 Internal Medicine Programs [ $99 + (10 x $13)+ (5 x $17)] = $314.00

Example 2. 17 Obstetrics and Gynecology Programs [$99 + (7 x $13)] = $190.00

Example 3.  5 General Surgery programs [$99.00] + 7 AOA-accredited General Surgery programs [$99.00] = $198.00

Our calculator covers all of the different specialty areas to which you may apply. Simply tell the calculator how many programs you are applying to in each area and our ERAS application fee calculator will let you know your total. Remember also that AOA-accredited programs will be counted as a separate specialty to ACGME programs even if in the same field.

Additional Costs You Need to Consider

There are of course many other costs that you need to consider when making your applications. In addition to fees based on the number of applications you will make you also need to cover the following:

COMLEX Transcript fee $80

USMLE Transcript fee $80

In addition, you also have to think about other costs that you will incur such as the NRMP Match fee which is around $80 if there are no late fees. This covers you for ranking with 20 programs, you will pay $30 per additional program ranked beyond this. Another area that can be highly significant and not covered by our ERAS cost estimator are your interviews. If a program likes the look of your application through ERAS then they will likely invite you for an interview and that will, of course, cost you money. According to one study on residency interview costs, you should budget for an average cost of residency interviews in the region of $4000 for around 20 interviews.

If cost is a factor then you will need to think about how many programs you will apply to. While applying to more will increase your chances of gaining a match it will also cost you far more. As these overall application figures from AAMC show when combining ERAS and Match figures:

Applying to 10 and ranking 10 Around $260
Applying to 40 and ranking 20 Approx $820
Applying to 80 and ranking 25 Over $2000

The figures listed above are estimates depending on the specialties that you apply to and various other factors and do not include any expenses that you may incur for interviews.

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We Can Help with Your ERAS Applications

We offer a full range of professional services to help you with all aspects of your ERAS applications. From free calculators to work out your residency application fee and online writing advice through to help with all of your application documents. We can help with writing letters of recommendation, SOAP essay writing, and personal statements through to applying to the AAMC fee assistance program if you are having issues with affording your application.

With our help and support, you can be sure that your applications will go smoothly and have a higher chance of success. With our help, you can minimize the total costs of your applications through ERAS while increasing your chances of being interviewed and priority matching through the NRMP Match.

Use our free ERAS cost calculator today to see how much your application is going to cost and use our professional and reliable support to minimize those costs.

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