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IMGs by Specialty

International Medical Graduates by Specialty*

The following information represents the percentage of the IMG population within each specialty:

  • Internal Medicine - 37% (57,029).
  • Anesthesiology - 28% (11,712).
  • Psychiatry - 31.4% (12,999).
  • Pediatrics - 28% (20,318).
  • General/Family Practice - 23.8% (22,250).
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology - 17.6% (7,446).
  • Radiology - 18.8% (1,670).
  • General Surgery - 19.8% (7,419).

Source: Physicians Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S. 2008 Edition; AMA, Chicago, Ill.

* Data exclude residents and students.