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Old 06-23-2014
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Hello people. I was going through the NRMP 2014 statistics book and have extracted some stats pertaining to radiology. They show good trends for IMGs applying to radiology! Here’s a gist:

Total radiology residency positions offered = 1008 (161 programs), Filled = 950, Unfilled = 58

Out of Filled positions, number of AMGs = 750, Osteo = 78, UG IMGs = 44 and Non-US IMGs = 76

The percentage of AMGs in matching to radiology is declining steadily since 2010, from 84.2% in 2010 to 68.9% in 2014. And the number of residency spots has increased from 949 (2010) to 1008 (2014).

There are a number of reasons why AMGs applying to radiology are decreasing – job crunch, due to old radiologists not retiring to boost their retirement funds; too many radiologists and less demand; Obamacare cutting reimbursements as much as 30% for radiologists. It is natural for AMGs with huge student loans to deviate away from a field where they are likely to be jobless after residency. Many fresh radiology grads are doing multiple fellowships due to the job crunch.

However, all this is temporary (as the senior attendings say) – the old radiologists HAVE to retire in the coming years and the job market will open up. Also there are indications that radiology programs will shrink in size due to inability to sustain many residents than required. Thus, it is very much likely by the time we graduate from residency it will be back to the golden years!

The bottom line is – this is the best time for IMGs to get into radiology.

Go for rads!
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