Thursday 31 May 2012

Best and worst states for pediatrics residency

In the series of articles which does a subject wise analysis of the best and worst states to apply for medical residency based on the IMG friendliness scale, this article pertains to pediatric medicine. Now pediatrics has been one of the fab-four as far as IMG friendliness is concerned.
The states have been listed on the left and include the all continental US states and the percentage of IMGs in the state are depicted by the bar graph. The data is compiled from NRMP, results and data section. You can click on the image to zoom in.
Figure: Pediatric residency and IMG friendly states| Source: NRMP
Given below is a list of Top 10 worst states for an applicant seeking pediatrics residency and excludes the common obvious choices like Alaska, Hawaii etc.
  1. Connecticut
  2. Delaware
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Idaho
  5. South Carolina
  6. Wyoming
  7. Arizona
  8. Missouri
  9. California
  10. Arkansas
The reason I have included the ones listed above, because they are states where foreign graduates still tend to apply.Even though Arizona, Missouri, California and Arkansas are not zero like the other states on the list, I have included them because they are favorites amongst the IMGs
Top 10 Best states for an applicant seeking Pediatrics residency are,
  1. Kansas
  2. New Jersey
  3. Nevada
  4. West Virginia
  5. Minnesota
  6. New York
  7. Michigan
  8. Florida
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Kentucky
Ohio came in at number 11 and Illinois came in at 12.
Caveat: The caveat remains the same, remember these are percentages and can be influence by individual number of spots. however, this list will help curb unnecessary spending and save money in application costs by informing the applicant to not apply to those states, which have low foreign trained residents at the same time, enhancing the chances of matching by applying to the correct states. Go back to the main page of this section to check out other specialties. If you want to receive updates and stay in touch join on Facebook or follow me on Twitter!

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