IMG friendly Psychiatry Residency Programs

Psychiatry is the main target for many qualified IMGs

Psychiatry with more than 2000 positions offered is friendly enough to be the main target for many IMGs. Around 1400 US MDs and 450 US DOs applied to Psychiatry residency positions. But just around 1650 positions were filled by US graduates with around 350 positions left for IMGs. Around 900 IMGs applied to psychiatry and around 700 had interviews and participated in the Match. 188 US IMGs and 133 non-US IMGs were matched. The match rate is 40% for US IMGs and non-US IMGs. The probability of the match for interviewed applicants starts from 30% for candidates with ~200 Step 1 score and increases to near 65% (80% US IMGs) for candidates with Step 1 > 260.

Top 10 Psychiatry IMG friendly residencies

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

Top Psychiatry IMG friendly by number

  1. New York (77 IMGs)
  2. Florida (34 IMGs)
  3. Texas (19 IMGs)
  4. Michigan (18 IMGs)
  5. New Jersey (17 IMGs)
  6. Pennsylvania (17 IMGs)
  7. California (15 IMGs)
  8. Tennessee (10 IMGs)
  9. Georgia (10 IMGs)
  10. Missouri (9 IMGs)
  11. Virginia (9 IMGs)
  12. Ohio (8 IMGs)
  13. Louisiana (7 IMGs)
  14. Illinois (6 IMGs)
  15. Indiana (6 IMGs)
Most Psychiatry IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top Psychiatry IMG friendly by percent

  1. Puerto Rico (41% IMGs)
  2. New Jersey (34% IMGs)
  3. Kentucky (33% IMGs)
  4. Mississippi (33% IMGs)
  5. Kansas (33% IMGs)
  6. New York (28% IMGs)
  7. South Dakota (28% IMGs)
  8. Tennessee (26% IMGs)
  9. Florida (25% IMGs)
  10. Indiana (25% IMGs)
  11. Virginia (22% IMGs)
  12. Georgia (22% IMGs)
  13. Louisiana (21% IMGs)
  14. Missouri (21% IMGs)
  15. Michigan (20% IMGs)
Most Psychiatry IMG friendly states by percent matched PGY-1

Psychiatry PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year

Percent of Psychiatry IMGs by year

Psychiatry total PGY-1 positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year

Year Positions IMGs IMGs % US IMG % Non-US IMG %
2022 2047 321 15 9 6
2021 1907 309 15 9 6
2020 1858 293 15 8 7
2019 1715 275 15 8 7
2018 1556 264 16 8 8
2017 1495 303 20 11 9

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