IMG friendly Family medicine Residency Programs
(By Residency Match data)
Family medicine is one of the top choices for IMGs
Family medicine is the second most popular specialty among IMGs. Let us find out the reasons why.
Latest Match offered 4662 FM positions. Around 1950 US MDs and 2000 US DOs applied to Family medicine residency.
It is 3950 positions total that potentially can be filled by US graduates.
Additionally, Family medicine is not the main target for many US MDs and DOs.
Finally, around 3100 positions were filled by US graduates with around 1500 positions left for IMGs.
1500 "free" positions are the strong reason to apply to Family medicine.
As result, more than 3000 IMGs applied for Family medicine and around 1000 as the main specialty. Around 1750 had interviews and participated in the Match.
Family medicine is twice more popular among US IMGs. The match rate is 57% for US IMGs and 53% for non-US IMGs.
The probability of the match for interviewed applicants starts from 35% (50% US IMGs) for candidates with ~200 Step 1 score and increases to near 75% (80% US IMGs) for candidates with Step 1 > 250.
Family medicine offers more chances for IMGs with low scores while more sensitive for time since graduation. Here are best family medicine residencies by number of positions for international medical graduates.
Top 10 Family medicine IMG friendly residencies
ID Program State
1200512708 Eisenhower Medical Center California
1200511057 Arrowhead Regional Medical Center —
1201612693 Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Family medicine residency program Illinios
1201711126 Indiana University School of Medicine Indiana
1202531166 Genesys Regional Medical Center Michigan
1203521465 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center New York
1203521489 University at Buffalo —
1203511217 St Elizabeth Medical Center Family medicine residency program —
1203521204 Institute for Family Health (Mid-Hudson) —
1204821457 Texas Tech University (Permian Basin) Family medicine residency program Texas
Top Family medicine IMG friendly states based on PGY-1 main residency Match data
Top Family medicine IMG friendly by number
Family medicine PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year
Family medicine total positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year
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