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 4916 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.