Wednesday, March 28, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
Match rates continue to rise for IMGs; how did you fair this year?
The number of international medical graduates (IMG) who match in the Main Residency Match continues to increase, according to data about this year's Match released by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
The NRMP reports that 218 more U.S. citizens who graduated from international medical schools matched this year compared to last year—a figure that has grown by more than 500 over five years. A total of 4,279 U.S. citizens from international medical schools participated in this year's Match, which is 510 more than last year. That number has increased by 1,300 during the past five years.
Meantime, the number of non-U.S. citizens matched to positions rose by nearly 2 percent after declining for two consecutive years, according to the NRMP. A total of 6,828 non-U.S. citizens or graduates of international medical schools participated in this year's Match, 169 more than last year.
The NRMP debuted the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program for this year's Match, and the AMA International Medical Graduates Section Governing Council would like to know how this new process worked for IMGs. Share your experience with the section via email or by calling J. Mori Johnson at (312) 464-5678. Emails and calls will be kept anonymous.
Send in AMA policy resolutions by April 2
All AMA policies and directives start with one person's idea, and the way to make yours a reality is by writing a resolution and submitting it to the AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section.
Resolutions are due April 2 for the AMA-IMG Section Annual Assembly Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates meeting. View tips and guidelines for writing a resolution, then email your resolution to the section. Email the AMA if you would like examples of resolutions. Also, view the section's policy compendium to see existing policies related to international medical graduates.
Contact J. Mori Johnson of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-5678 if you have questions.