IMG friendly Internal medicine Residency Programs

Internal medicine is the top choice for IMGs

Let us try to understand why the Internal medicine residency in the USA is so attractive for 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 among interviewed applicants 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. Here are the best internal medicine residencies for international medical graduates by number of friendly positions:

Top 10 Internal medicine IMG friendly residencies

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

Top Internal medicine IMG friendly by number

  1. New York (776 IMGs)
  2. Pennsylvania (303 IMGs)
  3. Florida (263 IMGs)
  4. Michigan (252 IMGs)
  5. New Jersey (249 IMGs)
  6. California (195 IMGs)
  7. Texas (182 IMGs)
  8. Ohio (171 IMGs)
  9. Illinois (171 IMGs)
  10. Connecticut (152 IMGs)
  11. Maryland (129 IMGs)
  12. Massachusetts (126 IMGs)
  13. Georgia (96 IMGs)
  14. Louisiana (65 IMGs)
  15. Missouri (53 IMGs)
Most Internal medicine IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top Internal medicine IMG friendly by percent

  1. New Jersey (60% IMGs)
  2. West Virginia (56% IMGs)
  3. Connecticut (55% IMGs)
  4. Michigan (54% IMGs)
  5. New York (50% IMGs)
  6. South Dakota (50% IMGs)
  7. Puerto Rico (48% IMGs)
  8. Florida (45% IMGs)
  9. Maryland (43% IMGs)
  10. Pennsylvania (42% IMGs)
  11. Louisiana (40% IMGs)
  12. Georgia (39% IMGs)
  13. North Dakota (37% IMGs)
  14. Arkansas (37% IMGs)
  15. District of Columbia (37% 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 PGY-1 positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year

Year Positions IMGs IMGs % US IMG % Non-US IMG %
2021 11298 3784 34 12 22
2020 11038 3628 34 12 22
2019 10310 3502 34 12 22
2018 9799 3505 35 12 23
2017 9489 3378 35 12 23

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