Running total. How much ($) did this whole premed thing cost you in the past year?

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AMCAS (25 schools): $880
MCAT, 2x, $200each: $400
MCAT Prep Course: $1200
Secondaries (17 schools): $925
Travel expenses to MCATs (2), interviews (2): $50
Misc (stamps, envelops, etc): $12.00
Deposit to hold place in admitted class: $50
Books on medical school acceptance/USNews rankings: $40
New suit for medical school interview: $800
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Running Total as of 2/15/05: $5282
 

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At least $4,000 for me so far and I've gotta fly up to NYC for an interview at NYMC this Thursday. That is going to add about $500 to that total.
 

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AMCAS stuff - $400.00
TMDSAS stuff - $200.00
Travel Expenses - $700.00
Kaplan MCAT Prep stuff - A couple dates.....
Getting into Med School - Priceless.
 

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About $5,000. Boy do I wish I could write it off.
 

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I wish it was more but I didn't have very many interview offers.
 

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SanDiegoSOD said:
:eek: :eek: :eek:

May I ask how many schools you applied to?
I took the shotgun approach and went with 41. I was not going to re-apply next year :D . In retrospect, this may have been a few too many, as I ended up withdrawing from 11 schools after I received my first acceptance. Also, I applied to about 10-12 "reach" schools because I wanted to elimintate that "What if I applied to some of the "top 10" schools and somehow managed to get in?" from my conscience (the answer to which has been pretty clear so far :thumbdown: ).

However, if I was to do it all over again, I would still apply to about 35 schools or so.
 

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MCAT: $200
Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service: $200 for 8 schools
AMCAS: $170 for 1 school (I love Texas for their application service)
Secondaries: $150
Interview Suit: $250
Plane tickets from ATL to Texas: $800
Hotels and gas: $350
 
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bump for the midday work crew
 

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I'm afraid to add up the numbers, but it's gotta be 5-7K. I travelled out of state 4 times, did Princeton Review, bought interview clothes, etc.

I'm thinking the med schools, airlines, AMCAS, and all them are in cahoots. Someone who's good at math could figure out if each applicant drops an average of $5K, that's some serious cabbage going into the economy!
 

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Around $5,000 this application year and about $4,000 last year, nota having many interviews helped the pocketbook a bit. I contributed my fair share to the economy, wouldn't you say!!!
 
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ouch!

Dr. AYY said:
Around $5,000 this application year and about $4,000 last year, nota having many interviews helped the pocketbook a bit. I contributed my fair share to the economy, wouldn't you say!!!
 

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5k strait to the pockets of the ADCOM....ok...not really :smuggrin:

AMCAS (6 schools?): $375
MCAT: $200
MCAT Prep Course/Books: $30
Secondaries (2 schools): $200
Travel expenses to MCATs (1), interviews (2): $150
Misc (stamps, envelops, etc): $20.00
Deposit to hold place in admitted classes: $200 (-100 to be refunded)
Books on medical school acceptance/USNews rankings: $0
New suit for medical school interview: $0

Total: $1075
 

roadrunnerrita

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about $4,500-- although this is my second time applying so I spent that once two years ago as well.
 

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MCAT materials: $500 for books/tutoring
MCAT: $360 (2 sittings)
AMCAS: $750

Having cleared the acronynm stage:
Secondaries: $2000
Flights for interviews: $1100
Hotels for interviews: $0 (thank you to all my wonderful hosts)
Cabs/shuttles: $50

Total: $4760 (not counting food, gas, missed work)

Thank you Mom for the $250 suit (yea Anne Klein outlets)

Since I work full time as an engineer, if we add in missed work for studying, missed work to fill out MSTP apps, about 2-4 days missed work per interview......I don't even want to calculate the thousands it would add.
 

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$5309.72 for AMCAS, AACOMAS, Secondaries, Travel and Lodging for 5 Interviews, and a deposit :D . Not including post fees or travel ammenities such as food, cab fare, etc.

This of course doesn't include last year (>$4000) which was for 24 schools and my MCAT and suit.

Yikes! :eek:
 

LauraMac

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MCAT prep book: $49.42
MCAT: $240 (applied past the deadline cause i can't do anything on time)
primary application: $610
secondary apps: $1095
flights: $662.82
suit: $212.64
sending LORs: $80
shoes: $10 (yay for ebay!)
gas money: ~$75
non-refundable deposits: $50 (so far)
miscellaneous: ~$10

total: ~$3100

guess i did better than a lot of you. yikes, this is expensive!
 

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MCAT Study Materials: $80
MCAT: $200
AMCAS: $460
Secondaries: $700
Hotels: $90
Gas: $200
Food: $120

7 interviews

$1850

Might need to throw in about $50 in coffee for all those freakin' roadtrips haha!! :D

Luckily insurance took care of that deer that decided to hop in front of me going up a mountain coming home from Wake. Would have doubled my costs, otherwise. :mad:
 

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Yikes!!

Study materials - $100
MCAT - $260
Primary applications - $460
Secondary applications - $650
Mailing costs - $100
Tuition (complete 2 prereqs) - $1300
Lost wages for summer prereq - $4000
Airfare - $2500
Hotels - $400
Car Rentals - $200
Application/interview/wait process - $$$ Priceless!
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Total - $9970

"For everything else, there's Mastercard"
 

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MCAT study materials - free from a friend I trade books with
MCAT - $190
AMCAS - $160 (?) - I only applied to 1 school
Secondary - $30 (I think)
Interview clothes - got cash as gifts for birthday for this specific purpose
No interview overhead - could walk from my house

Sweet mary, mother of god, I got in!!!!

I couldn't have afforded to apply to a lot of schools. I applaud you guys who can make that investment.
 

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MCAT: $180
TMDSAS: $165
Travel Expenses (i.e. gas/Hotels): $200
Already had the business attire....
Total: $545

4 interviews....All in Texas (no flying, just driving)
I too got off cheap!
 

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I tried to take a cheap approach... this will be good to figure it out...

Okay, so I got 10MDs and 1DO. 150+35*10 I think for MD? $500. Two DOs, Dont remember but around $200, to total $700 for primary apps.

Completed 9 secondaries, average of $75 per secondary is $675.

Only school where I actually had to pay for a room was at OSU, $50. Gas, hmm, lets just say $100.

Downpayments to reserve a spot, $500 for MSU COM and $50 for WSU = $550.

Total is $2075.

OHHH I FORGOT THE MCAT.... So I took that twice, both time on sunday, so thats $200 a pop. Plus the second time I actually studied for it, so there is about $250 in study materials, so that is $650 right there to bump the total to $2725


Damn, no wonder I'm broke :/