Residency Expense Report

This application uses data collected in Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 regarding expenses incurred by VUSM 4th year students in the process leading up to the 2015 through 2018 Matches, respectively. The intent of this application is to allow current medical students to view expense data from previous years so that they may better anticipate the costs associated with ERAS applications, interviews, travel, etc. and plan their finances accordingly.

Calculation of Statistics

Survey responses were gathered for 194 students across 4 years of data, from 2015 to 2018. Expense statistics corresponding to all student responses are shown by default, but can be subsetted into specialties by selecting an option from the drop-down menu on the left side of the screen. Since students were asked to select all specialties for which they applied, some responses may be tabulated in multiple specialty subsets, though all responses have been de-identified and are not shown individually. If expenses were not reported for a specific category, they were assumed to be nonexistent.

Interview Expenses

Expenses classified as 'Lodging,', 'Food,' 'Travel (air),' 'Travel (car)', Travel (public),' 'Clothing,' and 'Other (Interviews)' refer to expenses incurred while on interviews.

Away Rotations

Cost per rotation is calculated using only the data from students who reported at least one away rotation, and therefore has a smaller sample size (N). To calculate this statistic, all reported expenses associated with away rotations are summed and divided by the number of away rotations reported.

Lodging and Travel

Respondents were permitted to check multiple boxes. Each cell provides the percent of respondents that made use of a form of lodging or travel funding (e.g. 71.13% lodged with family members while on interviews). Consequently, the percentages summed across categories do not total 100.

Overall Summary of Expenses


Summary of Applications, Interviews, Rotations, and Rotation Expenses


Forms of Lodging Used on Interviews

Note: percents above do not sum to 1 because respondents were permitted to select multiple options.


Sources of Travel Funding for Interviews

Note: percents above do not sum to 1 because respondents were permitted to select multiple options.

Sources of Overall Expenditures

Expenditures by Type