IMG Resources

Step 1 Score For Non-US IMG

Courtesy of Michael Dworkin from medschoolgurus.com

What are the average USMLE scores for US and non-US IMGs who matched vs those who did not match overall?
US-IMGs who matched vs those who did not match had an average USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores of 222 and 232 vs 212 and 222.
Non-US-IMGs who matched vs those who did not match had an average USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores of 234 and 240 vs 221 and 228.
Thus, in general, non-US-IMGs have to score about 10 points higher on both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK on average in order to match.
 

What are reasonable goal Step 1 scores for various specialties for Non-US-IMGs?
By “reasonable goal score”, I mean the mean score of matched applicants + 5 points.
250 – reasonable goal score for neurological surgery.
245 – reasonable goal score for general, orthopedic, and vascular surgery.
240 – reasonable goal score for anesthesiology, dermatology, diagnostic radiology, and neurology.
235 – reasonable goal score for child neurology, internal medicine, med-peds, OBGYN, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
230 – reasonable goal score for pathology, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.
225 – reasonable goal score for family medicine and psychiatry.
What are reasonable goal Step 2 CK scores for various specialties for Non-US-IMGs?
By “reasonable goal score”, I mean the mean score of matched applicants + 5 points.
250 – reasonable goal score for neurological surgery.
245 – reasonable goal score for general, orthopedic, and vascular surgery.
240 – reasonable goal score for anesthesiology, dermatology, diagnostic radiology, and neurology.
235 – reasonable goal score for child neurology, internal medicine, med-peds, OBGYN, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
230 – reasonable goal score for pathology, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.
225 – reasonable goal score for family medicine and psychiatry.

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