i4eye

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In applying to NRMP there is $65 for first ten, gradually increasing upto $25 per program after 30 programs making it a whooping amount of nearly $3000 if you want to apply to 100 programs! Is it the same for SFMatch?:confused: What's the total cost of application (just application, not interviews) for 100 Ophthal programs? Thanks
 

MAYOphtho

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In applying to NRMP there is $65 for first ten, gradually increasing upto $25 per program after 30 programs making it a whooping amount of nearly $3000 if you want to apply to 100 programs! Is it the same for SFMatch?:confused: What's the total cost of application (just application, not interviews) for 100 Ophthal programs? Thanks
http://sfmatch.org/forms/cas/2009_2010DistributionFormROPH.pdf

that's the distribution form and according to it (first 10 are a flat fee of $60):
Number of Programs Fees
1 – 10 $60
11 – 20 $10 per program
21 – 30 $15 per program
31-40 $20 per program
41+ $35 per program
 
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i4eye

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Thanks. That means to apply to 100 programs you have to part with more than $2600 of your hard earned money! Hell lot of money!! Aaaarrghhhh!!!:mad:
 

orbitsurgMD

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Thanks. That means to apply to 100 programs you have to part with more than $2600 of your hard earned money! Hell lot of money!! Aaaarrghhhh!!!:mad:
If you are successful and get a slot, that amount will seem trivial compared to all of the other money you will eventually spend on board reviews, boards, recertification and MOC.

BTW, the applications aren't the main expense; interviewing is.