IMG friendly Residency Programs in Illinois

IMG residency in Illinois

With around 350 matched IMGs, Illinois is the eights friendly state by the number of positions filled by IMGs. Some IMG friendly specialties like pathology (72%), internal medicine(34%), family medicine(32%) and neurology(29%) have a really high percent of IMGs. It is not possible to say the same about the rest of the commonly IMG friendly specialties.

Illinois Medical Licensing Board requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of postgraduate training.
  • Combined 5 attempts at all USMLE exams.
  • 7 years to complete USMLE.

Top 10 IMG friendly residencies in Illinois

Top IMG friendly specialties in Illinois based on PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Top IMG friendly in Illinois by number

  1. Internal medicine (171 IMGs)
  2. Family medicine (74 IMGs)
  3. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (21 IMGs)
  4. Pediatrics (18 IMGs)
  5. Surgery (14 IMGs)
  6. Anesthesiology (13 IMGs)
  7. Neurology (8 IMGs)
  8. Psychiatry (7 IMGs)
  9. Obstetrics and gynecology (6 IMGs)
  10. Transitional year (5 IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in Illinois by percent matched PGY-1

Top IMG friendly in Illinois by percent

  1. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (72% IMGs)
  2. Child neurology (40% IMGs)
  3. Family medicine (34% IMGs)
  4. Vascular surgery - integrated (33% IMGs)
  5. Internal medicine (32% IMGs)
  6. Neurology (29% IMGs)
  7. Neurological surgery (18% IMGs)
  8. Surgery (17% IMGs)
  9. Anesthesiology (16% IMGs)
  10. Pediatrics (13% IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in Illinois by percent matched PGY-1

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