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List of IMG-friendly hospitals in the United States of America.

The authors do not guarantee complete accuracy as this is a moving target. The list serves the purpose of giving you an idea of the programs that have historically been IMGfriendly. As outlined in the book The International Medical Graduates Best Hope, the authors do not advocate complete reliance on lists but rather encourage a one-on-one search of residency programs according to individual characteristics.
STATE ALABAMA PROGRAM Carraway Methodist Medical Center University of Alabama Medical Center H-1B NO ? J1 NO ? GC YES YES

Population: Time Zone: Weather: Cost of living:

STATE ARKANSAS

PROGRAM University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

H-1B YES

J1 YES

GC YES

Population: Time Zone: Weather: Cost of living:

STATE ARIZONA

PROGRAM Maricopa Medical Center Mayo Clinic Scottsdale University of Arizona & Affiliated Hospitals

H-1B NO NO NO

J1 NO YES YES

GC YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE CALIFORNIA

PROGRAM Alameda County Medical Ctr/Highland Hospital Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Kaiser Permanente Med. Ctr., San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Med. Ctr., Santa Clara

H-1B NO NO NO NO

J1 NO YES NO NO

GC YES YES YES YES

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland Stanford University University of California at Los Angeles Med. Ctr. University of California at Los Angeles Med. Ctr. University of California at San Diego University of Southern California

NO NO NO NO NO NO

YES YES YES YES YES YES

YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE COLORADO

PROGRAM Exempla St. Joseph Hospital

H-1B YES

J1 YES

GC YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE CONNECTICUT

PROGRAM Danbury Hospital Griffin Hospital Residency Program Hospital of Saint Raphael St. Vincent's Medical Center University of Connecticut Health Center Yale University (Bridgeport) Norwalk Hospital Program

H-1B YES YES YES YES NO YES YES

J1 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE DT OF COLUMBIA

PROGRAM Washington Hospital Center Howard University Providence Hospital Georgetown University Hospital

H-1B NO YES YES YES

J1 YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE FLORIDA

PROGRAM Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida Orlando Regional Hospitals University of Florida College of Medicine University of Florida HSC, Jacksonville

H-1B NO NO NO NO

J1 YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE GEORGIA

PROGRAM Emory University Hospital

H-1B YES

J1 YES

GC YES

STATE IOWA

PROGRAM University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

H-1B YES

J1 YES

GC YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE ILLINOIS

PROGRAM Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital/U. of Chicago Mercy Hospital Medical Center Northwestern University Resurrection Med. Center, Westlake Hospital Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center St. Francis Hospital of Evanston University of Illinois - Chicago University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign Cook County Hospital University of Illinois Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago

H-1B YES NO NO NO NO YES NO YES YES NO NO

J1 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE

PROGRAM

H-1B

J1

GC

INDIANA

Ball Memorial Hospital

YES

YES

YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE KANSAS

PROGRAM University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas

H-1B NO

J1 YES

GC YES

University of Kansas Medical Center, Wichita

YES

YES

YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE KENTUCKY

PROGRAM University of Louisville

H-1B NO

J1 YES

GC YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE MASSACHUSETTS

PROGRAM Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Salem Hospital Carney Hospital University of Massachusetts Medical School St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester

H-1B NO YES NO NO YES

J1 YES YES YES NO YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE MARYLAND

PROGRAM Harbor Hospital Center Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore St Agnes Health Care, Baltimore

H-1B YES NO YES YES YES NO

J1 YES YES YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE MICHIGAN

PROGRAM Michigan State University Michigan State University (Hurley Medical Ctr) Michigan State University (Kalamazoo) McLaren Regional Medical Center Oakwood Hospital Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University University of Michigan Health Systems William Beaumont Hospital Henry Ford Hospital St Joseph's Mercy Hospital Wayne State University Hurley Medical Center St John Hospital

H-1B YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO

J1 YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE MINNESOTA

PROGRAM Abbott Northwestern Hospital Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

H-1B NO YES

J1 YES YES

GC YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE MISSOURI

PROGRAM St. John Hospital And Medical Center St. Lukes Hospital University of Missouri - Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City SOM Washington University School of Medicine

H-1B NO YES YES YES NO

J1 YES YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE NORTH CAROLINA

PROGRAM Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital Duke University

H-1B NO YES

J1 YES YES

GC YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE NEBRASKA

PROGRAM University of Nebraska Medical Center

H-1B NO

J1 YES

GC YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE NEW JERSEY

PROGRAM Cooper Hospital - University Medical Center Jersey Shore Medical Center Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Long Island Jewish Medical Center Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Atlantic City Med Center, Atlantic City Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch Mountainside Hospital, Montclair Muhlenberg Regional Med Ctr, Plainfield Overlook Hospital, Summit Raritan Bay Med Center, Perth Amboy St Barnabas Medical Center, Livinsgton St Joseph Medical Center, Paterson St Francis Medical Center, Trenton

H-1B YES NO NO NO YES NO NO ? NO NO ? NO NO ?

J1 YES NO YES YES YES YES YES ? YES NO ? NO NO ?

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE NEW YORK

PROGRAM Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn Nassau University Medical Center NY Medical College (Brooklyn, Queens) Queens Hospital Center / Mount Sinai SOM St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Albert Einstein/Jacobi Med. Ctr, Bronx

H-1B YES NO NO YES YES YES

J1 YES YES NO YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES

Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn Catholic Center, Jamaica Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn Mercy Hospital New York Mercy Hospital Buffalo Milliard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo NY Hospital and Med Ctr of Queens NY Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn NY Medical College Hospital(Metropolitan) NY Medical College Hospital(Sound Shore) NY Beth Israel Sisters of Charity, Buffalo NY University Veterans Administration NY Flushing Hospital St Barnabas Hospital, Bronx St Lukes Hospital St Joseph Hospital St John's Episcopal South Shore Hospital SUNY at Brooklyn SUNY at Buffalo SUNY at Syracuse Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola Woodhull Medical center, Brooklyn Albany Medical College

YES ? YES NO YES YES YES YES YES ? YES NO ? YES YES ? ? YES NO ? YES YES YES NO NO NO NO

YES ? YES NO YES YES YES YES YES ? YES YES ? YES YES ? ? YES YES ? YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE OHIO

PROGRAM Ohio State University Cleveland Clinic Foundation University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Wright State University Mount Carmel Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Meridia Huron Hospital, East Cleveland Mount Sinai of Cleveland

H-1B NO YES NO NO NO NO ? ? YES ?

J1 YES YES YES YES NO YES ? ? YES ?

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone

Weather Cost of living

STATE PENNSYLVANIA

PROGRAM Temple University Pennsylvania Hospital of UPEN Health System Temple University/ Conemaugh Valley Memorial Abington Memorial Hospital Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburg Easton Hospital, Easton Frankfort Hospital Geissenger Memorial Guthrie Healthcare, Sayre Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg MCP Hahnemann University Hospital Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg UPMC Health System/Shadyside Hospital Western Pennsylvania Hospital

H-1B YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES YES YES

J1 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

YES YES

YES YES

YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE RHODES ISLAND

PROGRAM Miriam hospital of Brown University, Providence Roger Williams Hospital, Providence PROGRAM Palmetto Health/University of SCSM Medical University of South Carolina

H-1B NO

J1 YES

GC YES YES

STATE SOUTH CAROLINA

H-1B NO YES

J1 YES YES

GC YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE TENNESSEE

PROGRAM East Tennessee State University University of Tennessee Health Science Center University of Tennessee Med. Ctr. At Knoxville

H-1B NO NO NO

J1 YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES

STATE TEXAS

PROGRAM Baylor College of Medicine Texas Tech University, Amarillo Texas Tech University, Odessa Texas Tech University, El Paso University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

H-1B YES NO NO NO NO NO

J1 YES YES YES YES YES YES

GC YES YES YES YES YES YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE VIRGINIA

PROGRAM University of Virginia, Roanoke Salem

H-1B YES

J1 YES

GC YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE WEST VIRGINIA

PROGRAM West Virginia University Hospital

H-1B NO

J1 YES

GC YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living

STATE WISCONSIN

PROGRAM Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee

H-1B ?

J1 ?

GC YES

Population Time Zone Weather Cost of living