IMG friendly Residency Programs in Texas

IMG residency in Texas

With around 400 matched IMGs, Texas is the sixth friendly state by the number of positions filled by IMGs. Top IMG friendly specialties are pathology, internal medicine, and neurology. Family medicine has only 19% of IMGs but still the second specialty by number of matched IMGs.

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners requirements:

  • 2 years of residency training.
  • Up to 3 attempts at each USMLE exam.
  • 7 years to complete USMLE. Up to 10 years if MD/PhD waiver.

Top 10 IMG friendly residencies in Texas

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

Top IMG friendly in Texas by number

  1. Internal medicine (182 IMGs)
  2. Family medicine (58 IMGs)
  3. Pediatrics (42 IMGs)
  4. Surgery (31 IMGs)
  5. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (25 IMGs)
  6. Neurology (24 IMGs)
  7. Psychiatry (23 IMGs)
  8. Emergency medicine (8 IMGs)
  9. Obstetrics and gynecology (4 IMGs)
  10. Child neurology (3 IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in Texas by percent matched PGY-1

Top IMG friendly in Texas by percent

  1. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (54% IMGs)
  2. Vascular surgery - integrated (50% IMGs)
  3. Neurology (40% IMGs)
  4. Internal medicine (28% IMGs)
  5. Child neurology (21% IMGs)
  6. Pediatrics (20% IMGs)
  7. Family medicine (19% IMGs)
  8. Surgery (19% IMGs)
  9. Psychiatry (16% IMGs)
  10. Plastic Surgery - Integrated (7% IMGs)
Most IMG friendly specialties in Texas by percent matched PGY-1

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