An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is a medical professional who obtained their medical degree (M.D.) outside of the United States. IMGs typically fall into two categories: US IMGs and Non-US IMGs. The big difference between the two is that US IMGs have US citizenship and Non-US IMGs will require a visa. To learn more about your specific IMG category, select one of the links below.
They say statistics are worth a thousand words. It can be hard to visualize the residency application process with the number of residency candidates, IMGs, positions available and other important topics such as IMG friendly states or IMG friendly medical specialties. Explore and learn IMG specific data and topics below.
Based on the 2020 NRMP Main Residency Match®: Match Rates by Specialty and State study, the Top 5 Most IMG Friendly States are:
|New York||1,563 IMGs|
|New Jersey||436 IMGs|