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. 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.

Top 10 IMG friendly residencies in New York

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 (790 IMGs)
  2. Pediatrics (188 IMGs)
  3. Family medicine (119 IMGs)
  4. Surgery (102 IMGs)
  5. Psychiatry (93 IMGs)
  6. Emergency medicine (71 IMGs)
  7. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (42 IMGs)
  8. Obstetrics and gynecology (25 IMGs)
  9. Transitional year (23 IMGs)
  10. Neurology (22 IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in New York by percent matched PGY-1

Top IMG friendly in New York by percent

  1. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (58% IMGs)
  2. Radiology-diagnostic (50% IMGs)
  3. Internal medicine (47% IMGs)
  4. Pediatrics (47% IMGs)
  5. Family medicine (45% IMGs)
  6. Surgery (36% IMGs)
  7. Psychiatry (31% IMGs)
  8. Neurology (23% IMGs)
  9. Emergency medicine (23% IMGs)
  10. Child neurology (17% IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in New York by percent matched PGY-1

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