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Our lists of medical residencies in the United States contain 5603 programs in 31 specialties

Here are some of the most competitive residency programs for each specialty:
Specialty ID Program State

Anesthesiology 0400521023 University of California (San Francisco) California

Child neurology 1853521081 Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital New York

Dermatology 0800821023 Yale-New Haven Medical Center Connecticut

Emergency medicine 1102421150 Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Massachusetts

Family medicine 1203521581 New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University Medical Center) Program New York

Internal medicine 1402421172 Brigham and Women's Hospital Massachusetts

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics 7002414084 Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Massachusetts

Interventional radiology - integrated 4163600002 Duke University Hospital North Carolina

Medical genetics and genomics 1304121002 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Neurological surgery 1600521012 Stanford University California

Neurology 1802431050 Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Massachusetts

Nuclear medicine 2002821042 St Louis University School of Medicine Missouri

Obstetrics and gynecology 2202411125 Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts

Ophthalmology 2400521032 University of California (San Francisco) California

Orthopaedic surgery 2603521022 Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center New York

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2800521023 Stanford University California

Pathology-anatomic and clinical 3000521046 Stanford University California

Pediatrics 3204121205 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Physical medicine and rehabilitation 3402121020 Louisiana State University Louisiana

Plastic surgery 3602400136 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Massachusetts

Plastic Surgery - Integrated 3622400137 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Massachusetts

Preventive medicine 3803621026 University of North Carolina Hospitals North Carolina

Psychiatry 4003521138 New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)/New York State Psychiatric Institute New York

Radiation oncology 4302731140 University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi

Radiology-diagnostic 4200521031 University of California (San Francisco) California

Surgery 4402431132 Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts

Thoracic surgery 4600521016 Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University California

Thoracic surgery - integrated 4614121082 University of Pennsylvania Health System Pennsylvania

Transitional year 9995500248 West Virginia University West Virginia

Urology 4800531026 Stanford University California

Vascular surgery - integrated 4513500114 Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York

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Residency program list is an important step to residency

How do I get a medical residency in the USA? - This is a common question not only for foreign medical school graduates but for many American students. Every year, programs receive anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of applications. While this number varies by specialty, even less competitive programs need to develop minimum initial filtering requirements in order to process such a huge number of applications. As result, USMLE scores, first attempt passage, clinical experience in the United States, time since graduation are very important for a successful application to a particular program. Additionally, the program can prefer exclusively U.S. MDs, DOs, IMGs or just U.S. IMGs, Caribbean graduates, etc. This is why it is very important to choose the right programs to apply to when submitting documents via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
There are a lot of U.S. medical residency databases on the internet. AMA's FREIDA medical residencies list provides information about minimum USMLE requirements, program work schedule, features, benefits, contacts and additional information self-reported by programs. FREIDA shows locations of participating institutions, filters residency training programs by specialty, program type, location, first-year salary, visa, percentage IMGs, total positions, etc. Therefore, FREIDA is a convenient source of information for U.S. medical graduates and an important source of basic information for IMGs.
AAMC Residency Explorer provides statistics about the number of applications, scores, sex, race, medical schools and other characteristics of matched candidates collected during the past several years for many programs. As an important feature for IMGs, this tool shows percentages of US and non-US international medical graduates matched into the program. Residency Explorer also compares your profile with profiles of matched candidates and provides basic search, bookmarking, and export features.

So, what is the difference between ResidencyProgramsList and the others? First of all, ResidencyProgramsList is targeted at providing information about soft and hard cut-off scores, characterization of current residents, previous match statistics, required months of U.S. clinical experience, hands-on USCE requirements, time since graduation preferences, first attempt passing and any additional program-specific requirements. Special characteristics regarding program reputation provided for U.S. graduates. The second direction is collecting information about not well-known programs that accepted IMGs and new programs that are willing to accept IMGs. And the third direction is ranking programs by probability to be inclined towards a certain IMG candidate. All of these together makes ResidencyProgramsList an important tool for finding the right medical residency programs in the USA. Our list of residency programs provides the most advanced search engine, unique ranking algorithms, and friendly interface to streamline your application and find best residency programs for success.

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