Thursday 21 June 2012

Best states for applicants seeking Ob-gyn residency

This is a part of the series of articles which seeks to investigate which states are international medical graduate (IMG) friendly. The following article deals with obstetrics-gynecology residency only and the reader is directed to the main page of the subsection if they want to read about other specialties.

The states have been listed on the abscissa and include the all continental US states and the percentage of IMGs in the state are depicted on the ordinate. The data is compiled from NRMP, results and data section. You can click on the image to zoom in.

Fig. 1: IMG friendly programs and Ob-Gyn residency

Given below is a list of Top 10 worst states for an applicant seeking Ob-gyn residency and excludes the common obvious choices like Alaska, Hawaii etc.
  1. Wyoming
  2. Alabama
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Montana
  5. Arizona
  6. Utah
  7. South Dakota
  8. Arkansas
  9. Oregon
  10. Washington
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 Ob-Gyn residency are,
  1. Vermont
  2. New Jersey
  3. New York
  4. Michigan
  5. Connecticut
  6. Mississippi
  7. Delaware
  8. Tennessee
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Pennsylvania
  11. Massachusetts
Maryland came in at number 11 and Virginia 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 of those states, which have low or none 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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