No more place for IMG to do Residency? - 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 04-15-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 1
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default No more place for IMG to do Residency?


I read something that states there will be no places for IMGs to do their residency beginning 2015. Can anyone verify this fact? Their primary arguments were based on the increase number of US med school students over the years that will somehow partake all the current positions being offered in the US. I mean International students spend fortunes to sit for exams and all, to only be pounded with news of not having enough places to accommodate.

It'll be great if anyone can very this fact, just so that IMGs like me don't keep ours hopes sky high and to spend the money used for boards for something more promising.

Thank You.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-16-2014
r0ck_s0lid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Veteran
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 225
Threads: 9
Thanked 84 Times in 66 Posts
Reputation: 94

Ignore this BS and move on with your plans. More IMGs have matched this year than anytime in history, so until I start seeing a decline I'll start worrying.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 50
Threads: 8
Thanked 22 Times in 10 Posts
Reputation: 32

This year, more IMGs have matched than the previous year, I assume it's due to Obamacare.
So don't believe what it has been said.
Nobody knows what will happen in 2015.
So just do your best.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2014
USMLE Forums Veteran
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 201
Threads: 6
Thanked 109 Times in 81 Posts
Reputation: 119

The reason for which many people are talking about it , is because since 2015, the American Ostheopathic Associantion and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical , will merge , giving the opportunity of for all the american ostheopathic medical students to freely apply to the traditional allopathic programs, which in many programs are preferred to foreign medical graduates. That is why it will become more and more competitive, and down the road (not so far from now) , the number of american medical graduates will surpass the number of residency position, which will make extremely challenging to foreign graduates to get a position.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


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
radiology residency possible for IMG? bhavesh kaswala IMG/FMG Forum 5 08-27-2013 09:24 PM
Surgery Residency for IMG jjusa IMG Residency Match Forum 3 07-12-2013 10:37 PM
IMG Radiology Residency! zftjhust IMG Residency Match Forum 4 01-08-2013 08:58 AM
Old IMG done with residency and fellowship rakc IMG/FMG Forum 3 08-31-2011 09:19 PM
Neurology residency for IMG Loolcom IMG/FMG Forum 0 08-17-2011 05:47 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)