Match Statistics and Scores for Transitional Year Residency

1. What is transitional year residency about?

Its is a PGY-1 only residency done as a first year for any specialty that start as PGY-2 ie advanced programs.

2. What are the average scores for AMGs and IMGs matching in transitional year?

The average scores for AMGs matching in to transitional year in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 236 and 239 respectively.

For IMGs the averages USMLE step 1 and 2 CK scores for those matching in transitional year are 213 and 219 respectively.

3. What are the match statistics for AMGs and IMGs in transitional year residency?

About 80% of positions go to AMGs and about 20% go to IMGs. About 74% of AMGs who apply match and about 23% of IMGs who apply do match.

4. In which programs were IMGs interviewing and matching?

The full list of programs which invites IMGs to interviews are mentioned in this high-yield matching list:

Transitional Year IMG Friendly Residency Porgrams List

This book is also very helpful for AMGs as it contain the information for all the programs in the US.

For other specialties please go to