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 for interviewed applicants 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 Pediatrics IMG friendly residencies

ID Program State

3201111056 Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System Pediatrics residency program Florida


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


3203521173 SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn New York


3203531394 Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center


3203511146 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center


3203521157 Maimonides Medical Center/Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn


3203521162 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst)


3203511147 Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center


3204811229 Driscoll Children's Hospital Texas


3204811234 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine Pediatrics residency program


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. Puerto Rico (9 IMGs)
  13. Indiana (9 IMGs)
  14. Louisiana (8 IMGs)
  15. Virginia (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 offered and percent of IMGs filled 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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