Saturday 2 June 2012

Best and Worst States for Pathology 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 pathology. Now pathology is not one of the fab-four as far as IMG friendliness is concerned but is still a popular choice amongst applicants.
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.
Pathology residency and IMG friendly states: Source - NRMP
Given below is a list of Top 10 worst states for an applicant seeking pathology residency and excludes the common obvious choices like Alaska, Hawaii etc.
  1. West Virginia
  2. South Carolina
  3. Washington
  4. Oklahoma
  5. New Mexico
  6. New Jersey
  7. Minnesota
  8. Louisiana
  9. Arizona
  10. Colorado
The reason I have included the ones listed above, because they are states where foreign graduates still tend to apply.
Top 10 Best states for an applicant seeking Pathology residency are,
  1. Ohio
  2. Mississippi
  3. Arkansas
  4. Nebraska
  5. South Dakota
  6. Michigan
  7. Indiana
  8. New York
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Florida
 Kansas came in at number 11 and New Hampshire 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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