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
Internal medicine PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year
Internal medicine total positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year
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