Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another Charming Trend in Medicine


"IMG" means "International Medical Graduate". As in, anyone who studied medicine outside of Canada and wants to do post-graduate studies in Canada.

Did I mention there are 45 Canadians in my medical class alone?

Dare I delve into how many of those 6.5% matched to something other than internal or family medicine?

Hello, Ireland. Need a doctor?

5 comments:

PGYx said...

I wonder if the numbers would change if you could learn the IMG match rate for Ireland medical grads.

I also think it's important to remember that you are far, FAR from a generic IMG!

iamnothouse.com said...

Agreed - remember, IMG also means "everybody who is NOT a local" which immediately hurts a candidate more.

But ya, it's the most wonderful time of the year as CaRMS rolls around.

bohemian2010 said...

unfortunately Non-EU citizens are also bottom of the barrel when applying for Jobs here too...something to do with EU employment Law

Albinoblackbear said...

It's true...tho Ireland had >100 unfilled intern positions last year...

gq said...

There are quite a few IMG spots in the first round with a Return of Service provision. In addition the numbers look daunting but I think there is a lot of people in that pool who are at a disadvantage because of language etc. My anecdotal observation is that Canadian IMG grads ie. Canadians that just went away for med school tend to be the ones getting in.