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International Medical Graduates in USA

How Can IMGs Get Pre-residency Fellowship in the USA?

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) can get pre-residency fellowship in the USA by applying to those programs that offer a medical fellowship in the USA hospitals. These IMGs can apply after their post graduate and specialty training in the home country. I have seen many IMGs do this to gain US clinical experience and subsequently use …

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10 Elite US Hospitals Open Doors for IMG Observerships

Observerships are informal experiences provided to IMGs and will not involve patient contact. They are limited to one to two weeks and sometimes can be offered for a longer duration. Many of these observerships help you get into residency or fellowship at reputed US & Canadian Hospitals. I will give you a list of 10 …

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Specialties Difficult For IMGs to Match – 2023 Update

I analyzed the most recent National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) data for PGY1. Based on this and my own experience as an IMG of many years in the USA, here are the 11 specialties that are difficult for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to match. This information will help you focus as you’re going through the …

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Top 11 IMG Friendly Specialties in the USA – 2023 Update

The most International Medical Graduates (IMG) friendly specialties in the USA are Internal Medicine Family Medicine Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Pathology This is based on my analysis of the recent NRMP data which is the National Resident Matching Program data. With this, you will know where to focus your effort as you’re going through the matching …

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