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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ewells, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. ewells

    ewells Big Daddy
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    I think that this could be helpful to those applying soon. How much have you spent on trying to get in? This means everything: MCAT classes, airfare, the new suit, secondaries, anything that you can think of other than undergrad tuition.

    For me:
    MCAT prep materials: @$250
    AMCAS app: $505 for 13 schools
    Secondaries: $550
    New suit/shoes: $500
    MCAT registration: $125? (I think, I took the test in 2000)
    Airfare/hotel for inteviews: $500
    Postage: @$20

    TOTAL: $2450

    I think that's about it for me. I only went on one out of state interview and did not take an MCAT class.

    If this catches on, I will try to come back every 5/10 posts and figure an average. Maybe someone a little more stats savvy than me can figure out the standard deviation, etc.
     
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  3. LizardKing

    LizardKing Veteran Member
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    $10000 easy
     
  4. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats
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    Over 10K easy for me.

    Every paycheck I got went to paying for new plane flights.
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

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    I can't count that high :confused:
     
  6. SMW

    SMW Grand Member
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    $7319 and counting (and I'm sure I've forgotten a few things). Here's an <a href="http://www.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=006439" target="_blank">earlier thread</a> on the same topic.
     
  7. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much
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    MCAT April and August 350 (2 *175)
    Kaplan 1200
    Application AMCAS 330 (6schools)
    Long distance phone calls to AMCAS 42
    Cost for transcripts 15
    Interview expense 250


    Total spent thus far $2187
     
  8. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
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    I'm around 10K too
     
  9. ttac

    ttac Trust me, it's still fun.
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    Hmm... let's see. Since I applied 3 times, I sent in AMCAS primaries 3 times, but didn't get any interviews (hehe... oops), and didn't send in too many secondaries (oops again)

    I'm including my post-bac classes since I took them specifically to raise my gpa to make my med school apps more competitive:

    MCAT Registration (2X) 350$
    Suit 400$
    AMCAS Primary fee (3X) 1800$
    Years 1 and 2 fees (ex amcas) 1000$
    Kaplan 1200$
    Flights 1000$
    Secondaries this year 900$
    Post Bac Classes (7 total) 2800$
    Books for Post Bac Classes 800$
    Transcripts from 4 different institutions of higher learning 100$
    Postage 20$
    Misc MCAT prep books 200$
    Passport Photos 50$
    Beer for the 'ttac-finally-gets-into-med-school-geez-its-about-time' party 50$

    Total: 10670$
     
  10. doc3334

    doc3334 Senior Member
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  11. matthew0126

    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels
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    10k???? holy crap

    about $5500 for me

    mcat course/test=1200
    primaries+secondaries+misc+amcas crap=2000
    suit+accessories=700-800
    interviews=1500 (flew to 8, withdrew from rest)
     

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