Every year, thousands of applicants prepare their applications for residency in the United States, including candidates from medical schools outside the country. According to the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates, 12 355 international medical graduates (IMGs) participated in the 2017 US match (7284 [59%] of whom were not US citizens); of the latter group, 3814 (52.4%) were offered first-year positions, accounting for 13.2% of all awarded positions in the match.1
Nwadiuko J, Varadaraj V, Ranjit A. International Medical Graduates—A Critical Component of the Global Health Workforce. JAMA. 2018;319(8):765–766. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17961
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