Residency Process for International Medical Graduates: With a limited number of residency positions each year, and a surplus of applicants, International Medical Graduates may need to work hard to find the right position. Many IMGs apply to multiple programs AND multiple specialties to increase their chances of securing a position. IMGs will apply in the fall, once they have completed the requirements for ECFMG certification.
Residency Interviews: In late fall and early winter, the programs review applications they have received and conduct interviews with selected candidates. The interview is an opportunity for the residency program to evaluate the candidate, and the candidate to review the residency program. Much like a job interview, the goal is to find a good fit between the applicant and the residency program.