IMG friendly Residency Programs in New York

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. While the percent of IMGs varies by specialty, around 50% for pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, and near 70% for pathology makes NY state one of the top friendliest by the percentage of matched IMGs. Around 35% of residents in New York are foreign medical graduates.
At the same time, there are additional 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.

Top 10 IMG friendly residencies in New York

Specialty ID Program

Internal medicine 1403511264 Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Internal medicine residency program

1403521316 SUNY Upstate Medical University

1403521470 Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

1403521301 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

1403521305 SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

1403511283 Maimonides Medical Center

1403511304 Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital

1403511263 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

1403521254 Nassau University Medical Center

1403531521 Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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

Top IMG friendly in New York by number

  1. Internal medicine (776 IMGs)
  2. Pediatrics (188 IMGs)
  3. Family medicine (128 IMGs)
  4. Surgery (87 IMGs)
  5. Psychiatry (74 IMGs)
  6. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (53 IMGs)
  7. Emergency medicine (49 IMGs)
  8. Neurology (27 IMGs)
  9. Obstetrics and gynecology (26 IMGs)
  10. Anesthesiology (20 IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in New York by percent matched PGY-1

Top IMG friendly in New York by percent

  1. Radiology-diagnostic (100% IMGs)
  2. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (67% IMGs)
  3. Internal medicine (50% IMGs)
  4. Family medicine (48% IMGs)
  5. Pediatrics (45% IMGs)
  6. Child neurology (33% IMGs)
  7. Neurology (32% IMGs)
  8. Surgery (32% IMGs)
  9. Psychiatry (28% IMGs)
  10. Obstetrics and gynecology (14% IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in New York by percent matched PGY-1

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