Predictors of Matching in Ophthalmology Residency for International Medical Graduates – Corrected Proof

International medical graduates (IMGs) comprise approximately 25% of the United States' (US) physician workforce and play a vital role in US healthcare by serving in medically underserved areas and by increasing diversity among physicians. However, it has become increasingly difficult for IMGs to train in the US. In ophthalmology, IMG applications represent a large number of the total application pool, but only approximately 5% of the total matched positions. Given the competition among IMGs for US residency positions and the opaque nature of the selection process, factors that influence matching are important for IMG applicants and their mentors. It is (Read more...)

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