How many should I apply to? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-04-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 34
Threads: 8
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Reputation: 17
Default How many should I apply to?

Hey forum members,

I'd like to know how many IM programs to apply to.


230s/230s/pass (all first attempt)/ YOG 2010/ 1 month obs/ Citizen/ working at a major hospital institution (not IMG friendly) as a medical interpreter for 7 months. 2 US LOR + 1 home letter.

I'm freaking out!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drzamzam (08-04-2015)

Old 08-05-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
Steps History: ---
Posts: 190
Threads: 43
Thanked 71 Times in 59 Posts
Reputation: 81

First of all, try not to stress out. I know this is a tricky and complicated process, but you will get through it!

A general rule of thumb for how many programs to apply to (especially big specialties like IM) is 100 programs per specialty to be competitive. This adds up to over $2,000 but any less programs is not advised.

Start getting a list of programs together now with requirements you can qualify for. This will save you a lot of headaches in September.

Match A Resident Support
Have questions or need information about the medical residency program application process? Feel free to call Match A Resident at (760) 904-5484 opt. 2 to receive free coaching from one of our representatives.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Mimaem (08-05-2015)


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IMGs Participating in 2016 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now - See more at: Pedro Rodrigo USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 0 03-31-2015 12:13 PM
Apply vs. Non-Apply MATCH 2015 DrG2010 IMG Residency Match Forum 2 07-25-2014 04:49 PM
B1/B2 VISA :APPLY NOW FOR TOURISM TRIP WITH FLY or APPLY WITH STEP 1 RESULTS? aria_snk IMG Visa Issues 2 12-21-2013 11:44 AM
Should I Apply? chahar IMG Residency Match Forum 11 08-17-2013 08:33 PM
To apply or not apply for match 2011 now boom IMG Residency Match Forum 7 11-30-2010 09:06 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)