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Old 02-23-2012
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Question Why Do IMGs Fail to match in Peds?

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I recently read that 42.9% of imgs applying to peds failed to match. Why is that? Can someone please tell me?
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Peds is relatively competitive but still obtainable. If you have the good scores and USCE then you will not face much competetion. A good percentage of those who match have some peds experience back home. Don't forget that not only IMGs are applying to peds but also there is a good deal of AMGs applying there too and this is why the percentage looks little bit low but still very good in comparison to other competitive specialties.
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i thought peads was less competetive than meds and psych...
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Where did you get that percentage? Can you point to your reference?

I think there's an error.

You said 42.9% failed to match, this means 57.1% were able to match! this is much higher than the overall average of IMG matching. This means that peds matching is much easier than other specialties.

Every year around 10,000 IMGs apply and only around 4,000 get into residency (across all specialties). For more details read here

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