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.