IMG Friendly Pediatrics Residency Programs

(By Residency Match data)

Pediatrics offers the highest match rate for IMGs

Pediatrics with near 3000 offered positions is one of the friendliest specialties for IMGs. Around 2000 US MDs and 600 US DOs applied for Pediatrics residency. Pediatrics was not the main target for some US MDs and DOs and, as result, around 2300 positions were filled by US graduates with around 700 positions left for IMGs. Around 1000 IMGs applied to pediatrics and around 800 had interviews and participated in the Match. 219 US IMGs and 335 non-US IMGs were matched. The highest match rate among all the specialties (72% for US IMGs and 68% for non-US IMGs) makes Pediatrics the friendliest by the probability of the match. The probability of the match starts from 35% (55% US IMGs) for candidates with ~200 Step 1 score and increases to near 95% (100% US IMGs) for candidates with Step 1 > 250.

Top 10 IMG Friendly Pediatrics

ID Program State

3203311133 Monmouth Medical Center New Jersey


3203321364 New York Medical College at St Joseph's Regional Medical Center


3203331419 Saint Peter's University Hospital


3203532387 Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center New York


3203531394 Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center


3203511171 Richmond University Medical Center


3203511146 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center


3203531261 Flushing Hospital Medical Center


3203511151 Harlem Hospital Center


3203521416 St Barnabas Hospital


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

Top Pediatrics IMG friendly by number

  1. New York (182 IMGs)
  2. Florida (63 IMGs)
  3. New Jersey (47 IMGs)
  4. Michigan (45 IMGs)
  5. Texas (41 IMGs)
  6. Ohio (26 IMGs)
  7. Illinios (23 IMGs)
  8. Pennsylvania (22 IMGs)
  9. California (14 IMGs)
  10. Wisconsin (10 IMGs)
  11. Alabama (10 IMGs)
  12. Indiana (9 IMGs)
  13. Puerto Rico (9 IMGs)
  14. Minnesota (8 IMGs)
  15. Arkansas (8 IMGs)
Most Pediatrics IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top Pediatrics IMG friendly by percent

  1. Hawaii (85% IMGs)
  2. New Jersey (58% IMGs)
  3. South Dakota (50% IMGs)
  4. Puerto Rico (47% IMGs)
  5. New York (44% IMGs)
  6. Michigan (40% IMGs)
  7. Kansas (40% IMGs)
  8. Florida (39% IMGs)
  9. Arkansas (32% IMGs)
  10. West Virginia (31% IMGs)
  11. Indiana (29% IMGs)
  12. New Hampshire (28% IMGs)
  13. Alabama (27% IMGs)
  14. Mississippi (25% IMGs)
  15. Wisconsin (22% IMGs)
Most Pediatrics IMG friendly states by percent matched PGY-1

Pediatrics PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year

Percent of Pediatrics IMGs by year

Pediatrics total positions and percent IMGs in filled positions by year

Year Positions IMGs IMGs % US IMG % Non-US IMG %
2020 2975 608 20 8 12
2019 2961 575 19 8 11
2018 2877 582 20 8 12
2017 2855 505 17 7 10

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