I’ve reviewed data here in my blog regarding IMGs’ performance in the 2013 Match, but here are some graphics and additional data published by the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates). Again, the numbers are a reminder of the challenges IMGs face.
Also, for those interested in how IMGs have performed in specific specialty Matches, here is the NRMP‘s (National Residency Match Program) data for 2012. Check out page 5 for “Matches by Specialty and Applicant Type.”
One of the pieces of data I find interesting here is that a greater number (more positions) and percentage of non-US IMGs matched to Internal Medicine Categorical (IM) over Family Practice (FP), but in looking at “Charting Outcomes of the Match,” IM applicants require higher board scores and generally tougher credentials to match to their specialty versus FP. It’s hard to interpret this data, but it may mean that non-US IMGs who have higher board scores and stronger credentials have a shot at IM positions, whereas those who have lesser credentials have a better chance with FP. Something to consider.