Combined MedPeds

Competitiveness: High

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) training and practice synthesizes the disciplines of both internal medicine and pediatrics. Med-Peds physicians tend to the care of patients throughout their life span. Caring for multiple generations of the same family requires an understanding of family dynamics, epidemiology and the impact of acute or chronic illness at all ages, all in the context of family systems. Med-Peds physicians draw from the knowledge and skills of pediatricians and internists to bring breadth and flexibility in their approach to clinical medicine. This adaptability provides the versatility to follow many paths throughout their career, including patient care as generalist, hospitalist, emergency room physician or subspecialist; research; administration; public health; and education.

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IMG Profile

Average Stats for a Matched US IMG in 2022:

  • USMLE Step 1 score: 220
  • USMLE Step 2 CK score: 229
  • Research: 2.0
  • Abstracts/Presentations/etc: 4.3
  • Work: 5.0
  • Volunteer: 6.0

Average Stats for a Matched Non-US IMG in 2022:

  • USMLE Step 1 score: 230
  • USMLE Step 2 CK score: 243
  • Research: 2.7
  • Abstracts/Presentations/etc: 5.0
  • Work: 8.0
  • Volunteer: 6.8

Specialty Factors

Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).

The Top 5 Most Cited Factor For Combined MedPeds

Percentage of Programs Citing Each Factor

  1. MSPE/Dean’s Letter (100%)
  2. USMLE Step 1 score (95%)
  3. Grades in clerkship in preferred specialty (90%)
  4. USMLE Step 2 CK score (85%)
  5. Grades in required clerkships, Any failed attempt at USMLE, Class ranking/quartile (85%)

Top 5 Highest Rated Factors (scale of 1 to 5)

  1. Leadership qualities (4.8)
  2. Visa Status (4.8)
  3. Professionalism and ethics (4.7)
  4. Ability to work legally w/o visa (4.7)
  5. NRMP flag for match violation (4.7)

Fast Facts

Total Training 4 years
Average Residency Salary $57,643.58
Average Physician Salary $213,730
Average Physician Work Week 54.8 Hours
Peak Interview Months November, December
Key Organizations and Societies: Med-Peds Program Directors Association
National Med-Peds Residents’ Association
American Academy of Pediatrics – Med-Peds section
  • MedPeds is over 40 years old as a specialty
  • MedPeds is the largest combined specialty
  • After training, MedPeds residents take two board examinations, one for Pediatrics and one for Internal medicine

Match Statistics

Main Residency Match and Post-Match Stats


IMGs Matched

78 /

Number of Programs/Positions


Post-Match SOAP Unfilled Positions

Main Residency Match


Post-Match SOAP

Program Track PGY-1
Participating Programs 0
Filled Programs 0
Positions Available 0
Filled Positions 0


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