Episode 37: This video podcast will explain how many residency programs you should apply to based on your categorical background (allopath, osteopath, Caribbean, IMG, etc.) Based on the match rates of each category, general guidelines have emerged on the optimal number of applications needed to give you a statistical advantage to match to one program.

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CATEGORY                                  NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS  RECOMMENDED

US Allopaths                               20-30

US Osteopaths                            50-75

US Intern’l/Caribbean             100-120

IMG’s                                              150-250

The cost of these applications is typically high.

•20-30 schools – US grads, $270 (base cost of 30 programs, then $25 each)
•75-100 Schools – US IMG’s, $2,260
•150 schools – Non-US IMG’s – $3,360

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