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US IMG Friendly States, Specialties, and Residency Programs

In our previous blog post, we covered the IMG friendly states and specialties for non-US IMGs. In this blog post, we will cover NRMP data to determine what states and specialties are friendly for US IMGs, as well as our tool for IMG friendly residency programs.


*See our other post for Non US-IMG Friendly States, Specialties, & Residency Programs*


Top US IMG Friendly States by specialty and positions filled:


Anesthesiology (PGY1)
  1. New York & Massachusetts -tie (7 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio -tie (5 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Texas & Wisconsin -tie (4 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. Illinois & Pennsylvania -tie (3 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Louisiana (2 positions filled by US IMGs)

Emergency Medicine
  1. New York (33 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. New Jersey (23 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Florida & Michigan -tie (17 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. California & Pennsylvania -tie (13 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Ohio (9 positions filled by US IMGs)

Family Medicine
  1. California (95 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. New York (67 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Pennsylvania (51 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. Texas (49 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Michigan (47 positions filled by US IMGs)

Internal Medicine
  1. New York (232 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. California (119 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Florida (117 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. New Jersey (96 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Michigan (90 positions filled by US IMGs)

Neurology (PGY1)
  1. Florida (10 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. California (6 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. New Jersey, New York, Texas -tie (5 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. Louisiana (4 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin -tie (3 positions filled by US IMGs)

Obstetrics & Gynecology
  1. New York (11 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas -tie (3 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Ohio, Tennessee, Washington D.C. -tie (2 positions filled by US IMGs)

Pathology
  1. New York (10 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. California & Ohio -tie (6 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Illinois, Florida, Texas -tie (4 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan -tie (3 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Missouri, Virginia, Wisconsin -tie (2 positions filled by US IMGs)

Pediatrics
  1. New York (59 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. New Jersey (28 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Texas (17 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. California (16 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Florida (15 positions filled by US IMGs)

Psychiatry
  1. New York (49 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. Florida (20 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. New Jersey (14 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. California (11 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. Michigan & Texas -tie (10 positions filled by US IMGs)

Radiology-Diagnostic (PGY2)
  1. New York (4 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Texas -tie (3 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma -tie (2 positions filled by US IMGs)

Surgery
  1. New York (38 positions filled by US IMGs)

  2. Florida (19 positions filled by US IMGs)

  3. New Jersey (16 positions filled by US IMGs)

  4. Connecticut & Michigan -tie (8 positions filled by US IMGs)

  5. California & Texas -tie (7 positions filled by US IMGs)


IMG Friendly Residency Programs


Through our IMG Friendly Residency Programs tool, we have curated data from residency program websites and NRMP data to create a list of IMG friendly programs. Included in this list is the percentage of IMGs in the program, USMLE step exam requirements and cutoffs, graduation year cutoffs, USCE requirements and preferences, and visa assistance. Please note that the percentages are based on the total IMGs, both US and non-US IMGs. We hope this tool helps you on your journey in medicine. You can find IMG friendly programs in the following specialties below:


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