IMG friendly Surgery Residency Programs
(By Residency Match data)
Categorical and preliminary surgery residency chances for IMGs
Latest Match offered 1536 categorical and 1174 PGY-1 preliminary surgery positions. Around 1500 US MDs and 400 US DOs applied to categorical positions, and 1100 US MDs 250 US DOs applied to preliminary positions.
As result, around 1350 categorical positions were filled by US MDs and DOs, and just around 180 were filled by IMGs.
The situation with preliminary positions is much better for IMGs. Around 600 IMGs applied to preliminary surgery.
Around 340 positions were filled by US graduates during the main match. Around 250 positions were filled by IMGs during the main match.
And around 600 positions left for the SOAP. The match rate is not high, and the number of positions left for the SOAP looks weird but promising for many IMGs as programs looking for strong unmatched candidates.
The probability of the match for interviewed applicants starts from 10% for candidates with low scores(~200 Step 1) and increases to 40%/70% (Non-US IMGs / US IMGs) for candidates with Step 1 > 260. Just several IMG applicants with scores close to 200 were interviewed.
Top 10 Surgery IMG friendly residencies
ID Program State
4401121074 Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System Surgery residency program Florida
4403511214 Harlem Hospital Center New York
4403521207 Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center —
4403511206 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Surgery residency program —
4403521237 SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn —
4403521202 Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine —
4403531208 Brooklyn Hospital Center —
4403512198 Nassau University Medical Center —
4403521221 Maimonides Medical Center —
4404821338 University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio Texas
Top Surgery IMG friendly states based on PGY-1 main residency Match data
Top Surgery IMG friendly by number
Surgery PGY-1 main residency Match percent IMGs by year
Surgery total positions offered and percent of IMGs filled by year
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