What is an International Medical Graduate?

What is significant about IMGs?

What is the On-line Atlas of IMGs?

How does it work?

About the data

Additional Information about IMGs

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An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is a physician who practices medicine in the United States but attended medical school in another country (other than Canada). The definition is indifferent to citizenship or birth country.

IMGs comprise 25% of all physicians practing medicine in the United States.

10% of all IMGs practicing in the United States were born in the United States (US-born IMGs).

Physicians who trained in Canada are not considered IMGs in the United States because Canadian medical schools are recognized by the same organization that accredits US medical schools.


Updated: 9/6/05