ANESTHESIOLOGY IMG Friendly Residency Programs List

IMG Friendly Anesthesia Residency Programs List

What are IMG Friendly Anesthesiology Residency Programs?

These are a group of anesthesia programs that typically invite, interview and highly rank foreign medical graduates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You can find the full list with programs requirements in this page.

What is Anesthesiology residency?

It is the training program that train doctors on delivering anesthesia during surgical procedures, caring for critically ill patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and managing medical emergencies. The program should provide initial rotations in surgical anesthesia, critical care medicine, and pain medicine. Experience in these rotations emphasize the fundamental aspects of anesthesia, preoperative evaluation and immediate postoperative care of surgical patients, and assessment and treatment of critically ill patients and those with acute and chronic pain. Residents should receive training in the complex technology and equipment associated with these practices.

How many years is anesthesiology residency?

Anesthesiology residency is a 4 years program, the first year spent in a preliminary medicine or transitional year (or as a combo, part of the 4 year categorical program) followed by the 3 year advanced anesthesiology training.

What are the average scores for AMGs and IMGs who matched in Anesthesia?

The average scores for AMGs who matched in Anesthesia in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 226 and 235 respectively.
For IMGs who matched in Anesthesia the average scores in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 229 and 231 respectively.

What are the match statistics for anesthesia?

About 70% of positions offered in the match go to AMGs and about 30% of positions go to IMGs. About 95% of AMGs who apply do match and about 45% of IMGs who apply to either categorical or advanced do successfully match , which is considered a very good percentage in this competitive specialty.


What should IMGs do to increase their chances in matching in anesthesiology?

1- Answering the questions during the interviews appropriately and showing interest. Read this book at least twice before any interview: Anesthesiology Q&As

2- You should apply to the same programs where IMGs matched in the previous years, these programs are found in many states as described in the below mentioned list. This is the full list of the IMG friendly internal medicine residency programs with full selection criteria and requirements in PDF form that you can easily download to any computer or device from:  ANESTHESIOLOGY IMG Friendly Residency Programs List

3- Make sure your LORs (especially from overseas) are written in a nice way so program directors will read them till the end. To help you with this task take a look into this guide: Anesthesiology LORs

4- Doing observerships and getting US LORs is an important part of your ERAS application where program directors will be looking for such information.


I matched already, what should I do to survive anesthesiology residency?

To survive anesthesia residency you will need to get some books which are needed to build up your knowledge and other books to help you pass the inservice and board exams. These books are traditionally recommended by program directors and widely used by residents, you can find them here: Anesthesia Recommended Books