Top Medical Residency Programs Named in New Survey
Doximity, U.S. News & World Report team up to identify well-regarded hospital programs
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Doximity and U.S. News & World Report today released the results of the first-ever report on doctors’ views of medical residency programs at U.S. hospitals. Medical students are currently selecting their medical residency preferences in advance of the February 26 deadline.
“While these results are not a U.S. News ranking, the data we’ve published can help medical students make more informed decisions when they rank residencies on their individual match lists”
“Physicians spend their formative years in residency—they will learn, eat and sleep alongside their training colleagues 80+ hours a week for the next three years,” said Alex Blau, MD, Medical Director at Doximity. “There has never before been an objective, systematic comparative report on medical residencies. Together with U.S. News & World Report, we want to help medical students with these fateful decisions.”
- The most-lauded internal medicine residency programs in the Doximity/U.S. News & World Report survey of doctors are: Massachusetts General Hospital; Johns Hopkins University; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and University of California San Francisco.
- For a medical career focused on writing papers and grants, medical students might look to Harvard’s Massachusetts General or Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Alums of the two sister hospitals average nearly 20 publications and one grant apiece, according to data compiled by Doximity.
- Med students pursuing more specialized practice could consider New York Presbyterian’s Columbia or Cornell programs. More than 80% of residents there go on to subspecialty careers in medicine.
- University of California San Francisco and Mayo Clinic may be a good fit for medical students focused on primary care. They produce twice as many front-line general practitioners as other residency programs.
- See the full results of the Doximity/U.S. News Medical Residency Program Report online here.
“Doximity and U.S. News are doing medicine a service by bringing much-needed objective data to the process of residency selection,” said Armand Krikorian, MD, program director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center. “Knowing where we stand relative to other programs motivates us to keep improving.”
“While these results are not a U.S. News ranking, the data we’ve published can help medical students make more informed decisions when they rank residencies on their individual match lists,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Director of Health Care Analysis and author of the U.S. News report on the survey.
U.S. News and Doximity surveyed more than 3,400 Doximity members who have completed a residency in internal medicine. Each doctor nominated up to 5 residency programs for providing the best clinical training in internal medicine. In addition, Doximity compiled objective data on the average research productivity of each program’s practicing graduates.
Launched in 2011, Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With over 35% of U.S. physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the US. Created by the founders of Epocrates (Nasdaq:EPOC), Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley.
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