IMG Friendly Pathology Residency Programs List

IMG Friendly Pathology Residency Programs List

What are IMG Friendly Pathology Residency Programs?

These are a group of pathology programs that typically invite, interview and highly rank foreign medical graduates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You can find the full list with programs requirements in this page.

How many years is pathology residency?

Pathology residency is a 3 or 4 years program, depending on the tract you are doing: Anatomic pathology 3 yrs, Cliniacl pathology 3 years and combined Anatomic pathology/clinical pathology 4 yrs.

What are the average scores for AMGs and IMGs who matched in Pathology?

The average scores for AMGs who matched in Pathology in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 226 and 233 repectively.

For IMGs who matched in Pathology the average scores in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 224 and 225 respectively.


What are the match statistics for Pathology?

About 55% of positions offered in the match go to AMGs and about 45% of positions go to IMGs. About 96% of AMGs who apply do match and about 50% of IMGs who apply do successfuly match.


What should IMGs do to increase their chances in matching in Pathology?

1- You should apply to the same programs where IMGs matched in the previous years, these programs are found in many states as described in the below mentioned list. This is the full list of the IMG friendly internal medicine residency programs with full selection criteria and requirements in PDF form that you can easily download to any computer or device from: Pathology IMG Friendly Residency Programs List

2- Make sure your LORs (especially from overseas) are written in a nice way so program directors will read them till the end. To help you with this task take a look into this guide: Pathology LORs

4- Doing observerships and getting US LORs is an important part of your ERAS application where program directors will be looking for such information.


I matched already, what should I do to survive pathology residency?

To survive pathology residency you will need to get some books which are needed to build up your knowlegde and other books to help you pass the inservice and board exams. These books are traditionally recommended by program directors and widely used by residents, you can find them here: Pathology Recommended Books