Top IMG Friendly States from Match 2022

Among the many considerations faced by International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking US residency, geographical location is notably important. Not only must IMG residency applicants research individual residency programs, but they should also be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG friendliness of whole states. Learning more about IMG Friendly states from Match 2022 can help IMGs better focus their research and resources.

Based on the 2022 NRMP Main Residency Match®: Match Rates by Specialty and State study, the Top 12 Most IMG Friendly States from Match 2022 are:

  1. New York (1478)
  2. Florida (578)
  3. Pennsylvania (538)
  4. Michigan (536)
  5. New Jersey (489)
  6. Texas (459)
  7. California (408)
  8. Ohio (348)
  9. Illinois (338)
  10. Massachusetts (238)
  11. Connecticut (205)
  12. Maryland (196)

 

IMG Match 2022 Statistics by State

State US-IMG Non-US IMG Total
Alabama 39 68 107
Alaska 0 0 0
Arizona 40 41 81
Arkansas 61 50 111
California 290 118 408
Colorado 6 13 19
Connecticut 48 157 205
Delaware 6 9 15
D.C. 18 75 93
Florida 291 287 578
Georgia 117 20 137
Hawaii 11 12 23
Idaho 5 2 7
Illinois 101 237 338
Indiana 36 30 66
Iowa 14 21 35
Kansas 7 20 27
Kentucky 20 32 52
Louisiana 67 73 140
Maine 7 15 22
Maryland 40 156 196
Massachusetts 48 190 238
Michigan 214 322 536
Minnesota 23 68 91
Mississippi 44 31 75
Missouri 29 96 125
Montana 1 3 4
Nebraska 6 24 30
Nevada 25 9 34
New Hampshire 4 8 12
New Jersey 250 239 489
New Mexico 15 16 31
New York 542 936 1478
North Carolina 41 49 90
North Dakota 4 24 28
Ohio 117 231 348
Oklahoma 13 24 37
Oregon 13 9 22
Pennsylvania 148 390 538
Puerto Rico 58 2 60
Rhode Island 10 19 29
South Carolina 30 18 48
South Dakota 3 11 14
Tennessee 32 37 69
Texas 175 284 459
Utah 0 15 15
Vermont 2 3 5
Virginia 58 35 93
Washington 20 17 37
West Virginia 16 47 63
Wisconsin 36 43 79
Wyoming 2 0 2

 

IMG Statistics by State – Comparison of % Change Since 2021

As you’ll see, while many states didn’t see drastic changes in the number of IMGs, several states gained or lost a large portion of their IMGs. Utah tops the chart with a 150% gain, while Wyoming lost 66.7% of their IMGs.

Did you know?

Match A Resident makes filtering by state incredibly easy. You can click “State” at the top of your Customized Residency List to group programs by state. Surprised by any of this data? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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