Medical Residency in Florida

Florida specific initial medical license requirements

Medical Board of Florida requirements:
  • Minimum 1 year of approved residency training. (2 years in one specialty for IMGs)
  • No limit for number of attempts and time.
  • FCVS(Federation Credentials Verification Service) is highly recommended.
Osteopathic Medical Board of Florida requirements:
  • 1 year of postgraduate training in AOA-approved program. 12-month AOA-approved rotating internship or successful completion of a residency approved by the Board. (Rule 64B15-16.002, F.A.C.)
  • No time limit for COMLEX
  • Pass 3 parts of NBOME exam within 5 years of application or licensure in another state.
  • FCVS is highly recommended.

PGY-1 residency positions in Florida

Number of  positions by specialty in Florida based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

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Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-1 in Florida (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Florida by year

Florida PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 2204 85.1 826 (37%) 473 (21%) 555 (25%)
2021 2024 88.6 804 (39%) 436 (21%) 534 (26%)
2020 1971 84.8 761 (38%) 382 (19%) 517 (26%)
2019 1792 89.8 727 (40%) 365 (20%) 517 (28%)
2018 1567 93.7 756 (48%) 220 (14%) 493 (31%)
2017 1282 96.5 685 (53%) 141 (10%) 410 (31%)

PGY-2 residency positions in Florida

  1. Radiology-diagnostic (51)
  2. Dermatology (32)
  3. Anesthesiology (24)
  4. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (23)
  5. Neurology (9)
  6. Interventional radiology - integrated (6)
  7. Radiation oncology (6)
  8. Child neurology (2)
Number of  positions by specialty in Florida based on PGY-2 main residency Match data

Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-2 in Florida (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Florida by year

Florida PGY-2 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 153 98.0 75 (49%) 52 (33%) 18 (11%)
2021 152 97.4 72 (47%) 49 (32%) 24 (15%)
2020 154 92.2 65 (42%) 39 (25%) 33 (21%)
2019 150 94.0 86 (57%) 36 (24%) 19 (12%)
2018 133 97.0 77 (57%) 21 (15%) 31 (23%)
2017 113 92.9 72 (63%) 13 (11%) 20 (17%)

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