IMG friendly Internal medicine Residency Programs

(By Residency Match data)

Internal medicine is the top choice for IMGs

Let us try to understand why the Internal medicine is so attractive to many IMGs. The statistics are the key. Latest Match offered 8697 categorical positions. Around 4200 US MDs and 1900 US DOs applied to categorical positions. So, just around 6100 positions potentially can be filled by US MDs and DOs. As result, at least 2700 positions must be filled by IMGs to make the U.S. healthcare system functioning properly. Additionally, Internal medicine is not the main target for many US MDs and DOs. Finally, only around 5100 positions were filled by US graduates with around 3700 positions left for IMGs. Such a large number of positions offered for IMGs makes Internal medicine one of the best choices for international medical graduates. More than 5000 IMGs apply for Internal medicine residency each year and around 4500 have interviews and participate in the Match. IM is twice more popular among non-US IMGs. The match rate is 56% for US IMGs and 59% for non-US IMGs. The probability of the match for interviewed applicants starts from 20% (30% US IMGs) for candidates with ~200 Step 1 and increases to 85% (95% US IMGs) for candidates with Step 1 > 250.

Top 10 Internal medicine IMG friendly residencies

ID Program State

1401011097 Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center District of Columbia


1401612113 John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County Illinios


1402312159 Union Memorial Hospital Maryland


1403511264 Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center New York


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 Internal medicine residency program


Top Internal medicine IMG friendly states based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

Top Internal medicine IMG friendly by number

  1. New York (841 IMGs)
  2. Pennsylvania (277 IMGs)
  3. Florida (258 IMGs)
  4. Michigan (243 IMGs)
  5. New Jersey (226 IMGs)
  6. Illinios (179 IMGs)
  7. Ohio (173 IMGs)
  8. California (147 IMGs)
  9. Maryland (146 IMGs)
  10. Massachusetts (139 IMGs)
  11. Texas (138 IMGs)
  12. Connecticut (129 IMGs)
  13. Georgia (85 IMGs)
  14. District of Columbia (64 IMGs)
  15. Louisiana (49 IMGs)
Most Internal medicine IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top Internal medicine IMG friendly by percent

  1. South Dakota (60% IMGs)
  2. New Jersey (58% IMGs)
  3. New York (53% IMGs)
  4. Michigan (52% IMGs)
  5. Connecticut (48% IMGs)
  6. Florida (47% IMGs)
  7. Maryland (47% IMGs)
  8. Arkansas (44% IMGs)
  9. District of Columbia (43% IMGs)
  10. West Virginia (43% IMGs)
  11. Pennsylvania (41% IMGs)
  12. Alabama (39% IMGs)
  13. Puerto Rico (37% IMGs)
  14. Georgia (34% IMGs)
  15. Mississippi (33% IMGs)
Most Internal medicine IMG friendly states by percent matched PGY-1

Internal medicine PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year

Percent of Internal medicine IMGs by year

Internal medicine total positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year

Year Positions IMGs IMGs % US IMG % Non-US IMG %
2020 11038 3628 34 12 22
2019 10456 3564 35 12 23
2018 9799 3505 35 12 23
2017 9489 3378 35 12 23

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