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Which Medical Specialties Matched The Most International Medical Graduates?

According to the National Residency Match Program, 6,301 international medical graduate applicants matched last year (March 2015). Which specialties matched the most international medical graduates? See the list below for the top five specialties for IMGs. Top Five Specialties (Foreign-trained physicians matched to PGY-1 positions by specialty, 2015) Internal medicine (categorical), 2,763 applicants matched Family…


Dr. Freedman’s Osteopathic Medicine Article in U.S. News & World Report Medical School Admissions Doctor

December 29th, 2014 Read Dr. Freedman’s latest latest article about Osteopathic Medicine in a recent edition of the U.S. News & World Report Medical School Admissions Doctor. Fewer than 50 percent of medical school applicants to traditional allopathic medical schools are accepted, which leaves many applicants wondering about their other options.  These include osteopathic or off-shore…


Increasing Competition for Residency Positions

The competition for residency positions continues to increase. To alleviate the doctor shortage, medical schools have been trying to increase class sizes. The goal is for medical school classes to increase enrollment 30% by 2016. In addition, more than a dozen new medical schools (both allopathic and osteopathic) have opened in recent years. However, without…


St. George’s School of Medicine and UMDNJ Partnership

If a partnership between St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada and The University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) in Newark is reached, UMDNJ will play a pivotal role in educating St. George’s third and fourth year medical students which would have multiple benefits: 1) St. George’s medical students would have access to another venue…


New York vs. Caribbean Medical Schools

An intriguing article in the New York Times today discusses that New York State medical schools are taking an initiative to limit the clinical rotations that Caribbean medical students can complete in the state. This article presents a wonderful overview of many issues facing Caribbean medical students. New York officials argue that Caribbean schools produce…


US Citizen IMGs and the Match: What do the Numbers Really Mean?

At first glance, data suggests that the chances of matching are less than 50% for US citizen IMGs (47.3% in 2010 to be exact) but is the landscape really that competitive? Unlike US medical students, international medical students can accept residency positions outside of the match including prematch offers. Many applicants who accept these offers…


Federal Funding for Foreign Medical Students

By Jessica Freedman, MD, MedEdits The Governmental Accountability Office recently recommended that the Department of Education collect information from US loan recipients who attend foreign medical schools. Some people question if this is a worthy investment since some students who receive these funds may never graduate from medical school or receive residency matches. Dr. Freedman…


Medical School Budget Cuts and Offshore Implications

A great article in Insider Higher Ed discusses budget cuts that are taking place at many US medical schools. It is widely known that, in 2006, medical schools planned to increase enrollments by 30% to address the looming doctor shortage. Because of the prolonged recession, however, many schools have fallen short of this goal. Some…


New Medical Schools

An article published in the New York Times yesterday is a must read for medical school applicants, current medical students and international medical graduates. The article discusses the planned opening of new medical schools and the impact this will have on medical school admissions and health care in this country. While reading this article, keep…


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