In 2022, AMO trainees matched at a higher rate than those IMGs who did not participate in an AMO rotation.
This year, 80.6% of international medical graduates who attended an AMO rotation and applied for the Match were accepted into U.S. residency programs, according to survey data collected from AMO trainees who applied for the 2022 Match. This is higher than this year’s IMG average of 61.4% for U.S. IMGs and 58.1% for non-U.S. IMGs, according to the National Resident Matching Program who oversees the Match.
Every medical graduate—both domestic and international—hoping to become a U.S. physician must apply and match into a U.S. residency program.
The U.S. does not produce enough doctors through domestic medical schools. As a result, we rely on millions of internationally trained medical graduates to fill our overwhelming physician labor shortage. However, for IMGs, accessing the U.S. medical training they need to successfully match into a U.S. residency program is difficult. As the data shows, AMOpportunities delivers quality U.S. clinical rotations that improve an IMG’s chances of matching into a U.S. residency program.
“I feel extremely grateful to all the people who supported me throughout this journey, especially my great mentors,” says Samuele, an IMG from Italy who matched into the neurology program at Washington University in St. Louis. “I would like to share my gratitude towards AMOpportunities for making this awesome experience possible, without which I arguably wouldn’t have matched into such a prestigious program.”
Institutions that AMO trainees matched into include University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Southern California, University of New Mexico, and more in specialties such as family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics—some of the most IMG-friendly specialties.
AMOpportunities arranges these critical clinical experiences for IMGs through collaborative relationships with institutions across the U.S. such as University of Miami, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Florida International University.
“For us at AMO, March is the best time of year,” says Kyle Swinsky, CEO, AMOpportunities. “Hearing stories and seeing photos from AMO trainees who matched is inspiring. It affirms that what we do really does make a difference, supporting IMGs in their journey to becoming U.S. physicians.”
AMOpportunities, Inc. is a Chicago-based company that manages clinical training for schools, hospitals, and students globally. The company’s clinical training as a service platform has provided more than 3,500 students with rotations at 250-plus clinical sites. They count Kaplan Medical and AMSA as partners as well as institutions such as University of Miami, UChicago Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Florida International University.
For more information about AMOpportunities, visit www.amopportunities.org.