IMG Friendly States 2022 - IMGPrep

IMG Friendly States 2022

April 6, 2023


When it comes to securing a US residency, International Medical Graduates (IMGs) have many factors to consider, and one of the most important is geographical location. IMG residency applicants need to not only research individual residency programs but also be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG friendliness of different states. To assist in this research, IMGs can consult the Match 2022 report, which provides valuable information on the most IMG-friendly states in the US.

According to the 2022 NRMP Main Residency Match®: Match Rates by Specialty and State study, the top 12 most IMG-friendly states from Match 2022 are:

  1. New York (1478)
  2. Florida (578)
  3. Pennsylvania (538)
  4. Michigan (536)
  5. New Jersey (489)
  6. Texas (459)
  7. California (408)
  8. Ohio (348)
  9. Illinois (338)
  10. Massachusetts (238)
  11. Connecticut (205)
  12. Maryland (196)

By focusing their research and resources on these states, IMGs can increase their chances of securing a US residency. It is important to note that residency program requirements can vary by state and specialty, so IMGs should conduct thorough research to ensure they are meeting all necessary criteria.

IMGPrep offers a customized residency program filter by SUVY Score, US Clinical experience, visa, and year of graduation, which tailors results to each applicant’s unique profile. This level of detail and analysis is unparalleled in the industry, and no other program offers anything comparable. By knowing your SUVY score, IMGPrep can help you identify the most competitive IMG Friendly US residency programs for your specific needs.

To get started on your residency journey, simply click here to see which programs match your SUVY score. With careful consideration and a tailored approach, you can increase your chances of securing a residency program that meets your unique needs and qualifications.

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