Getting into the US medical system as an IMG can be a challenge. Some of the potential difficulties IMGs encounter include:
Not only can entering the US medical system provide many obstacles, but getting into residency itself can be especially challenging for IMGs. Common issues include:
It is normally recommended that IMG applicants apply to a minimum of 100 programs in their top specialty. Moreover, some IMG applicants will apply to 50-100 more programs in 1-3 additional specialties. This can get expensive! Applying to 100 programs x 2 specialties = over $4,500!
Since applying to programs can get so costly so quickly, Match A Resident helps ensure that you are investing in the right places. By applying to only compatible residency programs, applicants are both saving money as well as increasing their chances for interviews!
Of course, since Match A Resident updates our entire database of program minimum requirements each and every year by calling programs directly, we also save applicants countless hours of meticulous and unreliable self-research.
Plus, we have additional Features and Tools like Bookmarking, Notes, Interview Manager, and Rank Assist to make the residency applicant process smooth, efficient, easy, and effective!
Learn more about the Match A Resident Program Card in-depth to see the benefits in action!