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Hi friends!!

I am also an IMG from India. I had a question about financial requirements in order to be a physician in USA or at least to finish the graduate studies in US. Hope someone can really give me an insight from their own experience.

What is the approximate expenditure incurred by the tme we finish our studies in USA?

what I know are the following -

USMLE Steps (1, 2A, 2B) fees = ~US $3500
One time USA trip for Step 2B = ~US $3000 (roundtrip from India and hotels..)

Now the main questions are -
how much do we need to show for the VISA?

I mean do we need to show financial capital status like a bank a/c for J1 visa?
Also, how do you manage externships? I mean MALPRACTICE Insurance, or VISA financial status..

when I tried to look on the net, it looks like a HUGE sum to me... so, whats the
real / actual situation?

I'm trying this BIG USMLE all by myself, so am really curious to know, as I want to have a clear conscious right away.

Thanks in advance!
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