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Guys, would you send me your opinion about how much do you spend , start before you did the STEP 1 until you got matched , Any idea?:cool: . . Is it so Expensive . . ??
 

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$4000-$20,000

It depends on what you want to do.

If you are going to do obseverships, externships, and electives all around USA the cost can go up to $20,000.

The minimum cost is around $4000 to pay for the exams and the ERAS token and the ERAS applications.

Boy, it's really expensive :scared:
 

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Yup, I think so . . But . .

But i don't really get it, what's next to spend after we took all the exam ? besides elective etc . . . Would you please give me a clue ?
 

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you have to pay in ERAS

But i don't really get it, what's next to spend after we took all the exam ? besides elective etc . . . Would you please give me a clue ?
When apply to residency programs in ERAS they will charge you fees
$65 for the first ten programs
$8 for programs 11-20
$15 for programs 21-30
$25 for programs 31 and above

Example:
you apply for 200 programs
The cost will be
$65 + $80 + $150 + $(25X170) = $4545 :eek:

This is not to mention the costs of going to interviews all over the country
 

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thank u
its so nice of u!
can u tell me how much only do i need for step one in total,including regist and other?
and how much time do i have for step2 after step1 ?
and where can we write step2,is it possible to write ovr sis ?
how much time we need to prepare for step one ,is 8 months is enough to prepare well ?
hope to see ur reply soon....
 

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thank u
its so nice of u!
can u tell me how much only do i need for step one in total,including regist and other?
and how much time do i have for step2 after step1 ?
and where can we write step2,is it possible to write ovr sis ?
how much time we need to prepare for step one ,is 8 months is enough to prepare well ?
hope to see ur reply soon....
for step 1 you have to pay around $855 in total
u can give step 2 after alteast 6 months since ur step 1
for the CK u can give the test overseas but for CS you are required to go to US
the time reqd to prepare Step 1 vary depending upon the current status of knowledge you have and you can check your status by giving NBME forms or doin UWORD n Qbank.
 

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thank u, its really informative. i got decide to be here until my result of step1, ha ha ha ha, guys plz wish me good luck!!:)
 

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residency application

Hello
I can't understand one thing
For how many programs should an applicant apply for please?
I thought only one.
Can anyone please help me?
Thank you
 

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You apply for as many as you can....maybe 20-30.the hgiher the number....higher the chances for call back and hence higher chance of getting a position

Those who accept you will interview you

So depending upon the date and location [from September to December] you will be running across US to attend the interviews.
 

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total Cost of usmle

Can someone please tell me how much is the total cost of usmle ( three steps including travel to answer CS plus one to two months observership) ???

I m a little low on finance :(
 

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This is not an exact amount but just an estimate. $8000-10000

about 3000 usd for step1+2+CS.
1500 for airline ticket
1000-1500 for 2 months stay in the US.
so thats makes it around 6000$.
Plus if you count interviews and all, then it would increase around 2000 more.
This is just a rough estimate, you can search for other threads on this forum to get a better idea. Best of luck with all!
 

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The avg salary is about $45000 per year.
This increases by 2-3000 a year and yes it will cover all your expenses hopefully.
 
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