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.

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

  1. California (118 IMGs)
  2. New York (98 IMGs)
  3. Michigan (98 IMGs)
  4. Texas (71 IMGs)
  5. Pennsylvania (66 IMGs)
  6. Illinios (66 IMGs)
  7. Florida (58 IMGs)
  8. New Jersey (49 IMGs)
  9. Georgia (47 IMGs)
  10. Ohio (46 IMGs)
  11. Louisiana (44 IMGs)
  12. Arkansas (39 IMGs)
  13. Indiana (30 IMGs)
  14. Alabama (29 IMGs)
  15. Wisconsin (26 IMGs)
Most Family medicine IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top Family medicine IMG friendly by percent

  1. New Hampshire (75% IMGs)
  2. North Dakota (73% IMGs)
  3. Louisiana (68% IMGs)
  4. Arkansas (60% IMGs)
  5. Wyoming (53% IMGs)
  6. Puerto Rico (50% IMGs)
  7. New Jersey (48% IMGs)
  8. Georgia (47% IMGs)
  9. Delaware (46% IMGs)
  10. Michigan (43% IMGs)
  11. Alabama (42% IMGs)
  12. Hawaii (41% IMGs)
  13. District of Columbia (40% IMGs)
  14. New York (39% IMGs)
  15. Nevada (36% IMGs)
Most Family medicine IMG friendly states by percent matched PGY-1

Family medicine PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year

Percent of Family medicine IMGs by year

Family medicine total positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year

Year Positions IMGs IMGs % US IMG % Non-US IMG %
2020 4662 1192 27 18 9
2019 4107 1113 28 19 9
2018 3629 1065 29 20 9
2017 3356 995 30 20 10

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