Non US IMG friendly residency programs

Far not all residency programs in the United States accept International Medical Graduates. Moreover, there is a big difference between IMGs who have US citizenship and those who are not. Even those programs that provide sponsorship for visas may have no matched IMGs who are not US citizens. This is why for IMGs without US citizenship (non-US IMGs) the Match is even more competitive. Non US IMG friendly residency programs are what many IMGs looking for when applying for medical residency in the USA. Here is an example list of top non-US IMG friendly residency programs by state.

Most non-US IMG friendly programs

SpecialtyIDProgramState

Family medicine 1200521041University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno California


Internal medicine 1400731072Saint Joseph Hospital Colorado


Pediatrics 3201921086University of Kansas (Wichita) Kansas


Psychiatry 4002321289University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Maryland


Radiology-diagnostic 4202521096Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Michigan


Surgery 4402621163Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester) Minnesota


Anesthesiology 0403631115Duke University Hospital North Carolina


Family medicine 1203531681New York Medical College at St Joseph's Regional Medical Center (Paterson) New Jersey


Internal medicine 1403421247University of New Mexico New Mexico


Obstetrics and gynecology 2204121367Crozer-Chester Medical Center Pennsylvania


Pediatrics 3204711222University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga Tennessee


Psychiatry 4005011241University of Vermont Medical Center Vermont


Radiology-diagnostic 4205621211Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Wisconsin


Surgery 4405521366Marshall University School of Medicine West Virginia


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Top non-US IMG friendly states based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

Top non-US IMG friendly by number

  1. New York (849 IMGs)
  2. Michigan (323 IMGs)
  3. Pennsylvania (271 IMGs)
  4. Illinios (242 IMGs)
  5. Florida (230 IMGs)
  6. Texas (213 IMGs)
  7. Ohio (212 IMGs)
  8. New Jersey (185 IMGs)
  9. Massachusetts (153 IMGs)
  10. Connecticut (152 IMGs)
  11. Maryland (142 IMGs)
  12. Missouri (88 IMGs)
  13. Louisiana (73 IMGs)
  14. Georgia (73 IMGs)
  15. California (73 IMGs)
Most non-US IMG friendly states by number matched PGY-1

Top non-US IMG friendly by percent

  1. North Dakota (27% IMGs)
  2. Connecticut (27% IMGs)
  3. Maryland (25% IMGs)
  4. New Jersey (22% IMGs)
  5. New York (22% IMGs)
  6. West Virginia (22% IMGs)
  7. Michigan (20% IMGs)
  8. District of Columbia (18% IMGs)
  9. Nebraska (16% IMGs)
  10. Illinios (16% IMGs)
  11. Hawaii (16% IMGs)
  12. Pennsylvania (14% IMGs)
  13. Nevada (14% IMGs)
  14. Ohio (14% IMGs)
  15. Louisiana (14% IMGs)
Most non-US IMG friendly states by percent matched PGY-1

Top non-US IMG friendly specialties based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

Top non-US IMG friendly specialties by number

  1. Internal medicine (2321 IMGs)
  2. Family medicine (369 IMGs)
  3. Pediatrics (336 IMGs)
  4. Surgery (235 IMGs)
  5. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (210 IMGs)
  6. Neurology (147 IMGs)
  7. Psychiatry (132 IMGs)
  8. Anesthesiology (78 IMGs)
  9. Transitional year (45 IMGs)
  10. Obstetrics and gynecology (44 IMGs)
Most non-US IMG friendly specialties by percent matched PGY-1

Top non-US IMG friendly specialties by percent

  1. Preventive medicine (66% IMGs)
  2. Pathology-anatomic and clinical (36% IMGs)
  3. Neurology (24% IMGs)
  4. Internal medicine (23% IMGs)
  5. Radiology-diagnostic (13% IMGs)
  6. Surgery (11% IMGs)
  7. Pediatrics (11% IMGs)
  8. Child neurology (11% IMGs)
  9. Family medicine (9% IMGs)
  10. Psychiatry (7% IMGs)
Most non-US IMG friendly specialties by percent matched PGY-1

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