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Is family medicine IMG friendly?

Is family medicine IMG friendly?

Family Medicine is one of the most flexible medical specialties when it comes to USMLE exam scores, and it is one of the largest, most IMG-friendly medical specialties.

Where can I find IMG friendly residency programs?

Here’s the easy way to find residency programs that offer VISAs and that have taken IMG’s:

  1. Go to: FREIDA Residency Search.
  2. Type in the specialty that you are looking for in the “Search by the specialty” box.
  3. Then use the Filter Tabs located below the search box to look for IMG friendly programs:

Is family medicine a competitive residency?

The top family medicine programs are very competitive so it is important to understand what your target programs will be. The majority of U.S. allopathic seniors match in family medicine, but, the specialty remains competitive for international and osteopathic applicants.

What Step 1 score do I needed for family medicine?

Explore Other Specialties:

Specialty Average Step 1 Score (Matched) Average Step 2 Score (Matched)
Family Medicine 221 238
General Surgery 237 249
Internal Medicine 235 248
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 236 250

How many residency programs should IMG apply to?

According to our research, even the strongest IMG applicant needs to apply to at least 80 programs to have a good probability of a successful match. Mid applicants may need to apply to 120-150 programs.

Is it hard to get IMG residency?

In 2015, more than 12,000 IMGs attempted for residency, while only having a 50% success rate. Yes, it is hard to get into residency programs. However, the IMG has to wait for about 6 months between their graduation and the commencment of a residency program.

How many IMG matched in 2020?

In 2020, 6,907 IMGs submitted program choices, up 38 from 2019. Furthermore, 4,222 IMGs (61.1%) matched to first-year positions, which is 2.5 percentage points higher than 2019 and the highest match rate since 1990.

What is a good step 1 score for IMG?

Because we are asking a question about if an IMG with a good USMLE score can get residency, it is important to know what counts as “good” in the USMLE scoring system. Typically, a score of 230-345 on Step 1 is considered a good score….IMG Type.

IMG Type Average USMLE Step 1 Score
US IMG 220
Non-US IMG 234

Is family medicine the least competitive?

Family medicine remains one of the least competitive medical specialties. The average USMLE Step 1 score of medical students who match into a family medicine residency program is among the lowest at 221. Over 96 percent of applicants match into a family medicine residency program.

What is a good Step 1 score for IMG?

How many residencies should I apply to IMG?