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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Costs of Dermatology Residency Application

According to a recently published analysis by Mansouri B et al (The cost of applying to dermatology residency: 2014 data estimates, J Am Acad Dermatol 74:754-758, 2016), the average matched dermatology applicant spent $11,324 and unmatched applicants spent $9058. Suggestions to decrease application costs were to limit the number of programs where applicants could apply, regional interviews by multiple residency programs within a close geographic region within a narrow timeframe, video-conference interviews, capping the number of interviewees at programs based on the number of available residency positions, and increasing program transparency about selection criteria for applicant selection. Interviews were estimated to cost $500 each, and away rotations for one month were estimated to cost $2142.