IMG residency in New York State
With more than 1500 matched IMGs yearly, New York is the top IMG-friendly state by the number of international medical graduates.
The percent of IMGs varies by specialty. Around 50% for pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, and near 70% for pathology. NY state is one of the top friendliest by the percentage of matched IMGs.
Around 35% of residents in New York are foreign medical graduates.
New York residency requirements for applicant's medical education.
According to PART 405.4 (f) Medical staff, HOSPITALS—MINIMUM STANDARDS of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations.
All post graduate trainees must:
a) have less than 12 weeks of clinical clerkships outside of country of graduation that included in the medical school program,
b) have more than 12 weeks of clerkships mentioned in a), but medical school approved by the New York State Education Department.
The list of approved medical schools and other requirements for medical license can be found here.
New York state specific initial medical license requirements.
- Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) required for IMGs.
- Minimum 3 years of postgraduate training required for IMGs.
- No limit on USMLE number of attempts.
- No limit on time for completing USMLE examination sequence.