IMG friendly Pediatrics Residency Programs

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

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

Top Pediatrics IMG friendly by number

  1. New York (188 IMGs)
  2. Michigan (52 IMGs)
  3. New Jersey (50 IMGs)
  4. Florida (46 IMGs)
  5. Texas (42 IMGs)
  6. Ohio (23 IMGs)
  7. California (18 IMGs)
  8. Illinois (18 IMGs)
  9. Pennsylvania (17 IMGs)
  10. District of Columbia (13 IMGs)
  11. Massachusetts (11 IMGs)
  12. Louisiana (10 IMGs)
  13. Wisconsin (10 IMGs)
  14. Puerto Rico (8 IMGs)
  15. Maryland (8 IMGs)
Most Pediatrics IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top Pediatrics IMG friendly by percent

  1. New Jersey (62% IMGs)
  2. Hawaii (50% IMGs)
  3. New York (45% IMGs)
  4. Michigan (44% IMGs)
  5. Puerto Rico (42% IMGs)
  6. Kansas (40% IMGs)
  7. West Virginia (38% IMGs)
  8. Florida (28% IMGs)
  9. District of Columbia (27% IMGs)
  10. Louisiana (22% IMGs)
  11. Wisconsin (22% IMGs)
  12. Texas (20% IMGs)
  13. Alabama (19% IMGs)
  14. Indiana (19% IMGs)
  15. Iowa (18% 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 PGY-1 positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year

Year Positions IMGs IMGs % US IMG % Non-US IMG %
2021 3000 589 19 7 12
2020 2975 608 20 8 12
2019 2913 565 19 8 11
2018 2877 582 20 8 12
2017 2855 505 17 7 10

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