International Medical Graduates (IMG) Residency Statistics

Are you a US Citizen that attended medical school outside of the United States? If so, you're considered a US IMG. Most US IMGs have attended medical school in the Caribbean's, although others attend international medical schools as well. NON-US IMGs refer to non-US citizens who attend international medical schools.

 

Although this may serve as a challenge when applying to residency, the facts below represent the successful outcomes in the NRMP Match. We've done it, and with our help, so can you!

 

NRMP Fast Facts

  • 37,103 applicants applied for the 2018 match
  • 18,818 applicants were US Allopathic students (MD)
  • 4,617 applicants were US Osteopathic students (DO) *all time high
  • 5,075 applicants were US IMGs
  • 7,067 applicants were Non-US IMGs
  • 57.1% and 56.1 represent US and Non-US IMG match rates in 2018, which is the highest rate since 1993. 

2018 US IMG Match Statistics:

  • Percent of PGY-1 Matched US IMGs: 57.1% 
  • Number of US Residency Positions Filled: 31,899
  • Number of US Residency Positions Filled by US IMGs: 3,064
  • Total PGY-1 Positions Filled by US IMGs: 2,900
  • Average USMLE Scores:
    • Step 1: 225
    • Step 2: 233

2018 Non-US IMG Match Statistics

  • Percent of PGY-1 Matched Non-US IMGs: 56.1%
  • Number of US Residency Positions Filled: 31,899
  • Number of US Residency Positions Filled by Non-US IMGs: 4,166
  • Total PGY-1 Positions Filled by Non-US IMGs: 3,962
  • Average USMLE Scores
    • Step 1: 234
    • Step 2: 239

 

Top 5 IMG Friendly Specialties in 2018

US International Medical Graduates  Non-US International Medical Graduates

Internal Medicine (1,107)

Internal Medicine (2,076)
Family Medicine (735) Family Medicine (330)
Pediatrics (218) Pediatrics (315)
Psychiatry (129) Neurology (192)
Anesthesiology (125) Pathology (185)

 

For more information: http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Main-Match-Result-and-Data-2018.pdf