National Database of Physician Training Programs Adds Alumni Reviews
San Francisco, Calif., August 25, 2015 -- Doximity, the leading medical network for 60 percent of all U.S. physicians, today launched its second annual Residency Navigator, an interactive tool designed to help the next generation of doctors research and compare residency training programs nationwide. Last year, nearly 75 percent of all senior medical students used Doximity to research the programs where they would train as new physicians. The new Residency Navigator brings an unprecedented level of transparency to graduate medical education, unveiling alumni-generated reviews and ratings of each training program.
Choosing a residency program is one of the biggest decisions new physicians face in their careers. In an effort to help medical students discover programs best-suited to their personal interests and career goals, over 38,000 U.S. physicians contributed insights. The Residency Navigator tool combines their feedback with objective data on residency programs across 22 specialties, and “alumni outcomes” analysis of the curriculum vitae (CVs) and career paths of over 700,000 U.S. physicians.
"When medical students ask for advice regarding applying to residency, I often deter them from the idea that there is a single ‘best’ program,” said Dr. Jamey Snell, Instructor in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. “Some excellent clinical training environments are not associated with Ivy League institutions. Factors such as the type of patients (private vs. public), city environment (urban vs. suburban), and geographic location should be taken into account. The Doximity Residency Navigator does an excellent job of displaying programs according to these factors and is now a frequent resource when counseling students on their rank list."
As medical students prepare to submit applications for residency programs where they will spend 80 hours a week for at least three years, they can use Doximity to discover:
U.S. medical students are invited to visit http://residency.doximity.com to access the free Residency Navigator tool on Doximity, and physicians are encouraged to contribute their own residency insights through October 2015. For trend data and a breakdown of satisfaction by trainee gender and geography, visit http://blog.doximity.com.
Launched in 2011, Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With nearly two-thirds of all US physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country. Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley and was created by the founders of Epocrates.