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The Most IMG-Friendly Orthopaedic Surgery Programs in the US

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by Monique Cloete in IMG, Residency

Are you wondering how IMG-friendly (or unfriendly) orthopaedic surgery is as a US medical specialty? Do you want to know your chances of matching in this highly competitive field? Would you love to figure out what orthopaedic surgery programs an IMG would stand the best chance?

This article will give you the most up-to-date information on IMG-friendly orthopaedic surgery programs. Use this information to strategize on whether – and where – to apply to maximize your chances of matching as an IMG in orthopaedic surgery.


  • Orthopaedic surgery is the least IMG-friendly US medical specialty.
  • However, many orthopaedic surgery programs have at least some IMGs.
  • Some orthopaedic surgery programs have a moderate number of IMGs, including SUNY (13% IMGs) and Cleveland (13% IMGs).
  • In addition, some programs favor US IMGs while others prefer non-US IMGs.
  • See the full list of searchable residency programs to strategize where IMGs have recently been the most welcome.
  • Be sure to bookmark this page – and sign up for the newsletter – to keep up with the latest residency and USMLE trends and maximize your chances of matching.

Table of Contents

What is an IMG Again?

Let’s start with some definitions.

IMG: International Medical Graduate
  • You attended a medical school outside of the United States and Canada
US- vs. Non-US IMGs

IMGs consist of two sub-groups:

  • US-IMGs: US Citizens or permanent residents who attended a “foreign” medical school. Example: someone born in the US but went to a Caribbean medical school (a non-US school).
  • Non-US IMGs: Non-US citizens or permanent residents who attended a “foreign” medical school. Example: someone born in South Korea, who does not have US citizenship or a green card, and who went to medical school in South Korea.
NRMP: “National Resident Matching Program®”
  • The organization that administers the “Match.” In the Match, the NRMP pairs residency applicants with a residency program.

Note that “International Medical Graduate” (IMG) refers to the medical school you attended. Thus, a foreign citizen who attends a US medical school is NOT an IMG. However, a US citizen attending a med school outside the US would be considered an IMG. (Technically, s/he would be a US IMG).

For more on how IMGs can attain residency in the US, see The IMG’s Guide to Obtaining Residency in the United States (2022).

Orthopaedic surgery is Not Very IMG-Friendly

Looking at the percentage of spots filled by IMGs in the 2022 Match, we can see orthopaedic surgery was not IMG-friendly. This specialty field had the lowest proportion of positions filled by IMGs.

Similarly, the match rate for IMGs in orthopaedic surgery is among the lowest of all the specialties in the 2022 Match:

Here are the same data represented in a table:

% Spots Filled by IMGs% Spots Filled by US IMGs% Spots Filled by non-US IMGsTotal Positions OfferedTotal # All Applicants
Child Neurology15%4%11%188182
Diagnostic Radiology8%2%6%1,1551,568
Emergency Medicine7%6%1%2,9212,813
Family Medicine21%13%8%4,9165,055
General Surgery9%3%5%1,6222,400
Internal Medicine36%9%25%9,80911,598
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics5%2%2%392458
Interventional Radiology2%0%2%169226
Neurological Surgery8%1%7%240379
Obstetrics and Gynecology5%2%3%1,5032,044
Orthopaedic Surgery2%1%1%8751,435
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation6%2%3%532725
Plastic Surgery6%1%4%194340
Radiation Oncology11%5%7%185162
Vascular Surgery7%0%7%84143

For more on the most IMG-friendly medical specialties, see this article.

The Most IMG-Friendly Friendly Residency Programs

While orthopaedic surgery as a field is not IMG-friendly, that is not true of every orthopaedic surgery residency program. For example, five orthopaedic surgery residencies in the most recent GME census had IMG percentages of 10% or higher: SUNY (13%), Cleveland (13%), Howard (10%), Atlanta (10%) and Geisinger (10%). However, 82% of all orthopaedic surgery residency programs have an IMG rate of 0%, making this a highly competitive specialty field.

Here is a list of the most (and least) IMG-friendly orthopaedic surgery programs. It includes data from the most recent National GME Census Survey. Percentages are of all residents in the program in 2020.

ACGME residency program codeResidency program nameCityState% residents IMG (US + Non-US)% residents US-citizen IMGs% residents non-US-citizen IMGs% residents US MD graduates% residents US DO graduatesProgram consider applicants with J-1 visa?Program consider applicants with H-1B visa?Program consider applicants with F-1 Visa (OPT 1st year)?# of positions offered (2021 NRMP Main Match)# of positions (2021 NRMP Main Match)# of applications submitted to this program in 2021% of applicants interviewed by the program in 2020
2603521144SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University ProgramBrooklynNY13103833YesYesYes6666710.7
2603822042Cleveland Clinic Foundation ProgramClevelandOH13103870YesYesYes669429.1
2601021115Howard University ProgramWashingtonDC10010900YesYesYes4440112.1
2601222113WellStar Atlanta Medical Center ProgramAtlantaGA10100900YesNoNo4459311.1
2604122155Geisinger Health System ProgramDanvillePA10100900445879.5
2603300223Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital ProgramCamdenNJ990910YesNoNo2251112.8
2604121212St Luke's University Hospital ProgramBethlehemPA990910YesYesNo3346014.3
2602821148University of Missouri-Columbia ProgramColumbiaMO880838YesYesNo5557312.1
2603521055Albany Medical Center ProgramAlbanyNY844884YesNoNo555899.7
2601100219Broward Health ProgramFort LauderdaleFL770787NoNoNo3352010.4
2602121043Louisiana State University (Shreveport) ProgramShreveportLA770930YesNoNo3343121.9
2602122056Ochsner Clinic Foundation ProgramNew OrleansLA770930YesNoNo335308
2603300225Rutgers Health/Jersey City Medical Center ProgramJersey CityNJ770093NoNoNo334117.1
2603321149Rutgers Health/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School ProgramNew BrunswickNJ770930YesNoNo336627.5
2603521187Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine ProgramBronxNY770903YesYesYes6666615.4
2603821058Akron General Medical Center/NEOMED ProgramAkronOH770930NoNoNo335368.8
2604122156UPMC Medical Education/Hamot ProgramEriePA770930NoNoNo3348713.7
2604711164University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga ProgramChattanoogaTN770930YesNoNo335295.4
2601221039Emory University School of Medicine ProgramAtlantaGA633930YesYesYes6690511.5
2602321057Johns Hopkins University ProgramBaltimoreMD633930YesNoYes668198.3
2602331088University of Maryland ProgramBaltimoreMD660940YesNoNo668717.1
2600521193University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center ProgramLos AngelesCA505950YesNoNo887029.5
2601100220Larkin Community Hospital ProgramMiamiFL55010854400
2601112207University of South Florida Morsani ProgramTampaFL550950YesNoNo447495
2602421011Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School ProgramBostonMA532950YesYesYes12127877.5
2602531210Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University ProgramDetroitMI550950NoNoNo445259.3
2600821172University of Connecticut ProgramFarmingtonCT440924YesNoNo558206.2
2603431093University of New Mexico School of Medicine ProgramAlbuquerqueNM440960YesNoNo5553112.9
2603621077Wake Forest University School of Medicine ProgramWinston-SalemNC440960YesNoNo558907.2
2604100215UPMC Medical Education (Harrisburg) ProgramHarrisburgPA404096NoNoNo5543212.7
2600721004University of Colorado ProgramAuroraCO303916YesYesYes7712277.9
2603331102Rutgers Health/New Jersey Medical School ProgramNewarkNJ330970YesNoNo6669010
2603821099Ohio State University Hospital ProgramColumbusOH303970YesNoNo668758.2
2604121021Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH ProgramPhiladelphiaPA303970YesYesNo668579.8
2604821166University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ProgramHoustonTX330970NoNoNo667936.5
2600100183Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital ProgramPhenix CityAL000793NoNoNo3311110
2600111182USA Health ProgramMobileAL0001000NoNoNo3339414.4
2600121044University of Alabama Medical Center ProgramBirminghamAL0001000NoNoNo666099.9
2600300207Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) ProgramPhoenixAZ0009010YesYesYes336912.4
2600331054University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson ProgramTucsonAZ000955NoNoNo4465511.3
2600331206University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix ProgramPhoenixAZ000955NoNoNo447456.4
2600421094University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine ProgramLittle RockAR0001000YesNoNo5551414.2
2600500220Riverside University Health System ProgramMoreno ValleyCA0000100NoNoNo333818.8
2600500221Community Memorial Health System ProgramVenturaCA0000100NoNoNo443567.2
2600500222Valley Consortium for Medical Education ProgramModestoCA033319
2600512219Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ProgramLos AngelesCA0001000YesYesYes556837.9
2600513217University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno ProgramFresnoCA0001000NoNoNo444898.1
2600521002University of California (San Francisco) ProgramSan FranciscoCA0001000NoNoNo775509.7
2600521063Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium ProgramLoma LindaCA000964YesYesYes5548411.6
2600521064University of California (Irvine) ProgramOrangeCA0001000YesNoNo446219.5
2600521078UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center ProgramLos AngelesCA0001000NoNoNo667109.6
2600521098Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University ProgramRedwood CityCA0001000YesNoNo777439
2600521109University of California (San Diego) Medical Center ProgramSan DiegoCA0001000YesNoNo557617.3
2600521133University of California Davis Health ProgramSacramentoCA0001000YesNoNo446936.9
2600522108St Mary's Hospital and Medical Center ProgramSan FranciscoCA0001000NoNoNo334778.5
2600531079Naval Medical Center (San Diego) ProgramSan DiegoCA0008813NoNoNo
2600531122Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center ProgramTorranceCA0001000YesNoNo5567210.5
2600821005Yale-New Haven Medical Center ProgramNew HavenCT0001000Yes5578712
2601021014MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital ProgramWashingtonDC0001000YesNoNo4479411.9
2601021083George Washington University ProgramWashingtonDC000955NoNoNo448519
2601100221HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME: Largo Medical Center ProgramLargoFL0NoNoNo22613.3
2601100222University of Central Florida/HCA Healthcare GME (Ocala) ProgramOcalaFL0NoNoNo333957
2601121062University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville ProgramJacksonvilleFL0001000NoNoNo4467717.3
2601121076University of Miami/Jackson Health System ProgramMiamiFL0001000YesNoNo779138.1
2601121123University of Florida ProgramGainesvilleFL0001000Yes448429.4
2601122184Orlando Health ProgramOrlandoFL0001000NoNoNo5565912.6
2601221114Medical College of Georgia ProgramAugustaGA0001000YesNoNo4461010.3
2601221192Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center ProgramFort GordonGA0006040NoNoNo
2601421068University of Hawaii ProgramHonoluluHI0001000YesNoNo223813.7
2601431086Tripler Army Medical Center ProgramTripler AMCHI0007921NoNoNo
2601600901Franciscan Health Olympia Fields ProgramOlympia FieldsIL0000100NoNoNo4434624.8
2601621007McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University ProgramChicagoIL0001000YesNoNo668968
2601621047University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago ProgramChicagoIL0001000YesNoNo6677111.1
2601621050Loyola University Medical Center ProgramMaywoodIL0001000YesNoNo557948.7
2601621110Southern Illinois University ProgramSpringfieldIL0001000YesNoNo334766.2
2601621136University of Chicago ProgramChicagoIL0001000YesYesYes558917.8
2601631174Rush University Medical Center ProgramChicagoIL0001000YesNoNo558669.7
2601721008Indiana University School of Medicine ProgramIndianapolisIN0001000YesNoNo6671911.5
2601821139University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics ProgramIowa CityIA0001000NoNoNo6667312
2601921140University of Kansas School of Medicine ProgramKansas CityKS000955NoNoNo5558310.2
2601931106University of Kansas (Wichita) ProgramWichitaKS0001000YesNoNo4437817.9
2602021009University of Louisville School of Medicine ProgramLouisvilleKY0001000YesNoNo556817
2602021059University of Kentucky College of Medicine ProgramLexingtonKY0001000YesNoNo5567712.9
2602121141Louisiana State University ProgramNew OrleansLA000955YesNoNo447065.7
2602131010Tulane University ProgramNew OrleansLA0001000YesNoNo448326.8
2602300184Sinai Hospital of Baltimore ProgramBaltimoreMD0YesNoNo2205.2
2602321183National Capital Consortium ProgramBethesdaMD0001000
2602331087MedStar Health/Union Memorial Hospital ProgramBaltimoreMD0001000225398.1
2602421013Tufts Medical Center ProgramBostonMA0001000YesNoNo448369.6
2602421170UMass Chan Medical School ProgramWorcesterMA0001000YesNoYes557089.1
2602431066Boston University Medical Center ProgramBostonMA0001000YesYesNo559288.8
2602500216University of Michigan Health-West ProgramWyomingMI0NoNoNo2238711.2
2602500217Beaumont Health (Farmington Hills and Dearborn) ProgramFarmington HillsMI0000100YesNoNo443895
2602500218Ascension Genesys Hospital ProgramGrand BlancMI000793NoNoNo336388.3
2602500219Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital ProgramMadison HeightsMI0NoNoNo2210811.5
2602500220McLaren Health Care/Oakland/MSU ProgramPontiacMI0000100NoNoNo333285.9
2602500221McLaren Health Care/Greater Lansing/MSU ProgramLansingMI0000100NoNoNo443452.5
2602500222Garden City Hospital ProgramGarden CityMI0NoNoNo22042.9
2602500223Henry Ford Macomb Hospital ProgramClinton TownshipMI0000100Yes223756
2602500224McLaren Health Care/Macomb/MSU ProgramMt. ClemensMI0000100NoNoNo333266.7
2602500226Beaumont Health (Royal Oak and Taylor) ProgramRoyal OakMI0001000NoNoNo8856812.3
2602500227Ascension Providence/MSUCHM ProgramSouthfieldMI0001000YesYesNo3338117.1
2602511142Henry Ford Hospital ProgramDetroitMI0001000YesNoNo6668510.5
2602512089McLaren Health Care/Flint/MSU ProgramFlintMI0001000NoNoNo3368315.7
2602521074University of Michigan Health System ProgramAnn ArborMI0001000YesNoNo778859.4
2602521126Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine ProgramKalamazooMI0001000YesNoNo3347312.6
2602521195Spectrum Health/Michigan State University ProgramGrand RapidsMI0001000YesNoYes55625
2602621080University of Minnesota ProgramMinneapolisMN0001000YesNoNo887727.6
2602621121Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) ProgramRochesterMN0001000YesYesYes121281611.4
2602721006University of Mississippi Medical Center ProgramJacksonMS0001000YesNoNo444788.2
2602800149Kansas City University GME Consortium (KCU-GME Consortium)/HCA Healthcare Kansas City ProgramKansas CityMO0000100NoNoNo443318.8
2602821018University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine ProgramKansas CityMO0001000NoNoNo445468.7
2602821046St Louis University School of Medicine ProgramSt. LouisMO0001000NoNoNo556548.8
2602821060Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium ProgramSt. LouisMO0001000NoYesYes8877416.3
2603021001University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine ProgramOmahaNE0001000YesNoNo5554712.8
2603100001Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV ProgramLas VegasNV000955NoNoNo445757.9
2603100002OPTI West/Valley Hospital Medical Center ProgramLas VegasNV0NoNoNo221346.7
2603221082Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital ProgramLebanonNH0001000YesYesYes447147.4
2603300224Inspira Health Network/Inspira Medical Center Vineland ProgramVinelandNJ0000100NoNoNo3334610.9
2603300226RowanSOM/Jefferson Health/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital ProgramStratfordNJ0000100YesNoNo5514723.3
2603311146Rutgers Health/Monmouth Medical Center ProgramLong BranchNJ0NoNo224278.5
2603312147St Joseph's University Medical Center ProgramPatersonNJ03344917.7
2603500223Nassau University Medical Center ProgramEast MeadowNY000892NoNoNo2242217
2603500224Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Huntington Hospital ProgramHuntingtonNY0003565YesYesYes6643920.5
2603500225Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ProgramNew YorkNY00010007772912.4
2603500227NYU Long Island School of Medicine ProgramMineolaNY0001000YesNoNo3381516.1
2603511175Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Lenox Hill Hospital ProgramNew YorkNY0YesYesNo225616.8
2603512125NYU Grossman School of Medicine/NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital ProgramNew YorkNY000991YesNoNo141467712.4
2603521022Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center ProgramNew YorkNY0001000YesYesYes997168.8
2603521024University at Buffalo ProgramBuffaloNY000928YesNoNo5561612
2603521031University of Rochester ProgramRochesterNY0001000YesNoNo8873415.9
2603521048SUNY Upstate Medical University ProgramSyracuseNY0001000NoNoNo5560412.6
2603521067Westchester Medical Center ProgramValhallaNY0001000YesYesNo3343615
2603521107Maimonides Medical Center ProgramBrooklynNY0001000NoNoNo335558.5
2603521152Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell ProgramNew Hyde ParkNY0001000YesYesNo4450713.1
2603521181Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital ProgramStony BrookNY0001000YesNoNo555999.4
2603531128New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) ProgramNew YorkNY0YesNoNo667457.7
2603531185One Brooklyn Health System/Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center ProgramBrooklynNY0
2603600105Womack Army Medical Center ProgramFort BraggNC0
2603621081University of North Carolina Hospitals ProgramChapel HillNC0001000NoNoNo559465.9
2603622104Carolinas Medical Center ProgramCharlotteNC0001000YesYesNo559557.7
2603631019Duke University Hospital ProgramDurhamNC0001000Yes8893310
2603700001Univ of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences ProgramFargoND0YesNoNo3331711.2
2603800003Aultman Hospital/NEOMED ProgramCantonOH0YesYesNo
2603800177OhioHealth/Doctors Hospital ProgramColumbusOH0000100NoNoNo553785.5
2603800178Kettering Health Network ProgramDaytonOH0000100NoNoNo3337212.6
2603800180Western Reserve Hospital ProgramCuyahoga FallsOH0YesNoNo323366.5
2603800181Cleveland Clinic Foundation/South Pointe Hospital ProgramWarrensville HeightsOH0000100NoNoNo333857.4
2603800182St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital ProgramYoungstownOH0333227.9
2603800183Mercy St Vincent Medical Center ProgramToledoOH000793YesYesNo331103
2603800184Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Regional ProgramClevelandOH0000100NoNoNo22385
2603821015Summa Health System/NEOMED ProgramAkronOH0001000YesNoNo4451212.3
2603821017University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine ProgramCincinnatiOH0001000YesYesNo5576312.7
2603821027Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center ProgramClevelandOH0001000YesNoNo6693712.6
2603821105Wright State University ProgramDaytonOH0001000NoNoNo445208.9
2603831176University of Toledo ProgramToledoOH0001000NoNoNo4448917.6
2603832025Mount Carmel Health System ProgramGrove CityOH0001000NoNoNo2239511.7
2603900055Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences ProgramTulsaOK0000100NoNoNo221158.6
2603921053University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center ProgramOklahoma CityOK0001000YesNoNo6651513.6
2604000029Samaritan Health Services - Corvallis ProgramCorvallisOR0000100NoNoNo3315318.8
2604021028Oregon Health & Science University ProgramPortlandOR000964YesYesYes5573510
2604100213Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine ProgramPhiladelphiaPA0000100NoNoNo443219.7
2604100214Wellspan Health/York Hospital ProgramYorkPA0000100NoNoYes3331511.2
2604100216Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine ProgramEriePA0000100YesNoYes331456.2
2604100217Geisinger Health System (Wilkes Barre) ProgramWilkes-BarrePA0440
2604100218Robert Packer Hospital ProgramSayrePA0YesNoNo33012.1
2604111157Albert Einstein Healthcare Network ProgramPhiladelphiaPA0001000YesYesYes336435.6
2604121023University of Pennsylvania Health System ProgramPhiladelphiaPA0001000NoNoNo8880314.2
2604121029Temple University Hospital ProgramPhiladelphiaPA000955YesYesNo448686.8
2604121030UPMC Medical Education ProgramPittsburghPA0001000YesYesNo8889910
2604121151Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center ProgramHersheyPA0001000NoNoNo557727.9
2604121201Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH) ProgramPittsburghPA000964YesNoNo5563811
2604221161University of Puerto Rico ProgramSan JuanPR0001000YesYesNo4410412.6
2604311162Brown University ProgramProvidenceRI0001000NoNoNo6672715.8
2604521033Prisma Health/University of South Carolina SOM Greenville (Greenville) ProgramGreenvilleSC0001000NoNoNo446958.6
2604521052Medical University of South Carolina ProgramCharlestonSC0001000NoNoNo448529.7
2604531163Prisma Health/University of South Carolina SOM Columbia (Columbia) ProgramColumbiaSC000946NoNoNo445699.1
2604700225East Tennessee State University/Quillen College of Medicine ProgramJohnson CityTN0001090YesNoNo2214610.2
2604711116Vanderbilt University Medical Center ProgramNashvilleTN0001000YesYesNo559017.6
2604721061University of Tennessee/Campbell Clinic ProgramMemphisTN0001000NoNoNo8877911.8
2604800221Methodist Hospital (Houston) ProgramHoustonTX0001000NoNoNo3359711.8
2604800222Baylor University Medical Center ProgramDallasTX0001000336808.4
2604800223University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School ProgramAustinTX0001000YesNoNo447799.7
2604821032University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ProgramDallasTX0001000NoNoNo6681511.7
2604821165University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals ProgramGalvestonTX000928NoNoNo5551811.6
2604821171Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Medical Center (Temple) ProgramTempleTX0001000YesYesYes445798.2
2604821198William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University (El Paso) ProgramEl PasoTX0008813NoNoNo1125512.4
2604822100John Peter Smith Hospital (Tarrant County Hospital District) ProgramFort WorthTX0008020YesNoNo4453715.1
2604831049Baylor College of Medicine ProgramHoustonTX0001000YesNoNo6683210.7
2604831095University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine ProgramSan AntonioTX0001000YesNoNo777159.7
2604831160Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock ProgramLubbockTX0008416YesNoNo444378.4
2604832117San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) ProgramFort Sam HoustonTX0
2604931034University of Utah Health ProgramSalt Lake CityUT0001000667557.9
2605011167University of Vermont Medical Center ProgramBurlingtonVT0001000NoNoNo336478.6
2605112130Naval Medical Center (Portsmouth) ProgramPortsmouthVA0
2605121035Virginia Commonwealth University Health System ProgramRichmondVA0001000YesNoNo557889.1
2605121129University of Virginia Medical Center ProgramCharlottesvilleVA0001000YesYesYes5579810.7
2605421036University of Washington ProgramSeattleWA000955YesYesNo887508.9
2605432178Madigan Army Medical Center ProgramTacomaWA0008020NoNoNo
2605513205Marshall University School of Medicine ProgramHuntingtonWV0001000YesNoNo3342825.7
2605521169West Virginia University ProgramMorgantownWV0001000YesNoNo4457811.6
2605621037Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals ProgramMilwaukeeWI0001000NoNoNo5565012.6
2605621097University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics ProgramMadisonWI0001000YesNoNo6675511.2

Concluding Thoughts

Orthopaedic surgery is among the least IMG-friendly of fields. That said, for the top of the top applicants, there are still places for IMGs. Moreover, one of the most prestigious programs (Harvard-MGH) counts IMGs among their residents.

Are you despairing at your chances of matching into orthopaedic surgery as an IMG? Then, check out Never Forget, where you can learn how to master – not memorize – for the impressive USMLE scores to match at your dream residency. And if you’re looking for a residency advisor, look at our residency advisory services.

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