IMG friendly Pathology-anatomic and clinical Residency Programs

(By Residency Match data)

Pathology is one of the friendliest for non-US IMGs

Pathology, with 603 residency positions offered is one of the friendliest specialties for IMGs. Around 250 US MDs and 100 US DOs applied to Pathology residency. Pediatrics was not the main target for some US MDs and DOs and, as a result, around 300 positions were filled by US graduates with around 300 positions left for IMGs. Around 550 IMGs applied to pathology and around 450 had interviews and participated in the Match. 54 US IMGs and 232 non-US IMGs were matched. The highest match rate among all specialties (68% for non-US IMGs) makes pathology top friendliest by the probability of the match for non-US IMGs. The probability of the match for interviewed applicants starts from 45% (35% US IMGs) for candidates with ~200 Step 1 score and increases to near 85% for candidates with Step 1 > 250. Pathology is not too popular among US IMGs, especially among candidates with highs scores. But at the same time, a lot of highly qualified non-US IMGs are looking for pathology residency and enjoy a very high match rate.

Top 10 Pathology-anatomic and clinical IMG friendly residencies

ID Program State

3000131018 University of Alabama Medical Center Pathology-anatomic and clinical residency program Alabama


3001121075 Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System Florida


3002621179 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester) Minnesota


3002811193 Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Missouri


3003521260 SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn New York


3003521398 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center


3003821277 Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center Ohio


3004111321 Temple University Hospital Pennsylvania


3004831350 Baylor College of Medicine Texas


3004811352 University of Texas at Houston


Top Pathology-anatomic and clinical IMG friendly states based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

Top Pathology-anatomic and clinical IMG friendly by number

  1. New York (51 IMGs)
  2. California (23 IMGs)
  3. Texas (20 IMGs)
  4. Pennsylvania (19 IMGs)
  5. Massachusetts (17 IMGs)
  6. Ohio (14 IMGs)
  7. Illinios (12 IMGs)
  8. Missouri (10 IMGs)
  9. Connecticut (9 IMGs)
  10. Wisconsin (8 IMGs)
  11. Michigan (8 IMGs)
  12. Florida (8 IMGs)
  13. Georgia (8 IMGs)
  14. North Carolina (7 IMGs)
  15. New Jersey (7 IMGs)
Most Pathology-anatomic and clinical IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top Pathology-anatomic and clinical IMG friendly by percent

  1. Mississippi (100% IMGs)
  2. Hawaii (100% IMGs)
  3. West Virginia (100% IMGs)
  4. Wisconsin (88% IMGs)
  5. New Jersey (87% IMGs)
  6. Indiana (83% IMGs)
  7. Louisiana (83% IMGs)
  8. Nebraska (80% IMGs)
  9. Rhode Island (75% IMGs)
  10. New York (67% IMGs)
  11. Georgia (66% IMGs)
  12. District of Columbia (66% IMGs)
  13. Oklahoma (66% IMGs)
  14. Connecticut (64% IMGs)
  15. Pennsylvania (57% IMGs)
Most Pathology-anatomic and clinical IMG friendly states by percent matched PGY-1

Pathology-anatomic and clinical PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year

Percent of Pathology-anatomic and clinical IMGs by year

Pathology-anatomic and clinical total positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year

Year Positions IMGs IMGs % US IMG % Non-US IMG %
2020 603 286 48 9 39
2019 601 280 48 12 36
2018 601 257 44 12 32
2017 601 272 49 10 39

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