Can anyone who has applied and interviewed at med schools give me an estimate of how much it costs per application, and then flying out to cities, getting a hotel room to interview and what not? I could imagine it gets up to the thousands.
...plus an arm and a leg. Guess I haven't spent as much as some folks, but I definitely have spent at least $3000 dollars on AMCAS, secondaries, and travel. I've been lucky to avoid the lodging costs since most of the schools I applied to are close to where I used to live or near friends, as well as being afforded two great student hosts.Originally posted by duka
your heart, soul, and sanity.
My parents had said they'd help my finance this last summer. It didn't work out that way at all. I had a job that paid well and basically went through my entire savings.Originally posted by asdasd12345
it certainly is no joke is it. so do you lot get help from your folks or something, or do you just have a part time job to help pay for it?
Hmm lets see.. TMDSAS application + AMCAS application + DO application + 14 or so secondaries + flying to 8 interviews (one was in my home town so that was free - the 8 others were out of state) + hotels at two interviews that didnt have student hosts + 50 dollars at one interview to stay with student hosts = alot of moneyOriginally posted by jtorres
i live right oustide of ft. worth texas and the farthest med school is 6 hrs away (texas tech). i plan on just driving to wherever i am granted an interview and staying with a student host. i would rather spend fifty bucks on two tanks of gas that spend 200 on a plane ticket. southwest airlines is relatively cheap but you need to give two weeks notice and buy ticket then. maybe i'm wrong but aside form the TMDSAS app and the secondaries, i dont see how yall have spent so much $$$.
Originally posted by exmike
50+ primaries, 40+ secondaries + 10 interviews attended (flights, hotels, food, transportation) + suit, shoes = $8,630.
acceptance = priceless.
it wont be cheap, but it'll be worth it!
That's actually a really wise move. I wish I had done that instead of having to blow my savings.Originally posted by RAwe
Its because of SDN that I'm aware of how much this process costs. I'm applying in few years and I am putting away $80 a month($20 each week) to lessen some of the cost for me. I'm sure I'll appreciate the sacrifice in the end.