IMG Friendly Rheumatology Programs

The focus of all previous posts has been to help IMGs through the residency process. However this post is about fellowship programs, specifically Rheumatology. I have applied to Rheumatology programs this year and have found that programs still favor AMGs (American Medical Graduate) over IMGs (International Medical Graduate).

However from my personal experience I have yielded many more interviews to reputable programs this time around as opposed to during the residency application process. I believe this is partly due to most non-Caribbean IMGs gaining US clinical experience during residency which they lacked prior to residency.

Interview invites were sent to candidates as early as July 18th and the latest September 10.

Without further ado, we present a list of IMG Friendly Rheumatology Programs below
(Data as of September 2018)

Rheumatology ProgramNon-Caribbean IMG %Caribbean IMG %
Allegheny Health100%0%
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center75%
Brown University0%60%
Emory University School of Medicine Program50%
Hofstra/Northwell15%-
Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai0%25%
Louisiana State University67%0%
MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital50%
MedStar Washington Hospital60%0%
Montefiore22%11%
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center80%
SUNY Upstate40%20%
Temple University33%0%
Thomas Jefferson University100%0%
University of Alabama20%20%
University of California San Diego0%17%
University of Chicago0%25%
University of Iowa50%0%
University of Mississippi20%0%
University of Nebraska50%0%
University of Oklahoma33%17%
University of Pittsburgh33%0%
University of Washington43%14%
Yale0%10%
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