Introducing…the Residency Navigator!

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Today Doximity and US News & World Report revealed a tool they have been collaborating on, the Residency Navigator. This tool comes at a perfect time this year, as fourth year medical students are deciding where they want to submit their applications and where to interview for residency.

The methodology involved surveying current and former medical residents who are signed up for Doximity. Each physician was asked to nominate up to 5 residency programs in his or her field that they thought was the best training program. Over 17,000 doctors responded, which is a huge number, basically equating to > 10 years’ worth of medical trainees, according to an article by US News & World Report introducing this tool. Doximity then weighted the rankings by regional response differences, and published the top 10 programs in each specialty, according to doctors in that specialty. If you click into each program’s page, you will find more information broken down by top subspecialties by alumni, feeder medical schools, where their graduates practice, board pass rates, and more. All in all, this tool compiles information that I wish I had when I was choosing where to go for residency last year. I highly recommend this tool to medical students applying for residency, as a starting point for discussion. Of course, also use your gut feeling on interviews as well as information from current residents and program directors.

So without further ado, I present the top 10 specialties in each field, according to the Residency Navigator Tool!

Anesthesia

1. UCSF

2. Massachusetts General

3. Brigham & Women’s

4. Duke

5. Stanford

6. Johns Hopkins

7. University of Pennsylvania

8. Mayo Clinic (Rochester)

9. University of Michigan

10. UPMC

Dermatology

1. NYU

2. UCSF

3. University of Pennsylvania

4. Massachusetts General/Beth Israel/Brigham & Women’s

5. University of Michigan

6. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

7. Stanford

8. Yale

9. UT Southwestern

10. Jackson Memorial Hospital // McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Emergency Medicine

1. Indiana University

2. University of Cincinnati

3. USC / LA County

4. Denver Health Medical Center

5. LA County-Harbor-UCLA

6. Carolinas Medical Center

7. UPMC

8. Alameda County (Highland Hospital)

9. McGaw Med Center of Northwestern U

9. Hennepin County Medical Center

Family Practice

1. Ventura County

2. University of Washington

3. John Peter Smith Hospital

4. Lancaster General Hospital Program

5. Oregon Health & Science University

6. UCSF

7. University of North Carolina

8. University of Michigan

8. Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

10. Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa / UCSF

Internal Medicine

1. Massachusetts General Hospital

2. Johns Hopkins University

3. Brigham & Women’s

3. UCSF

5. Duke

6. Mayo

7. University of Pennsylvania

8. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

9. NY Presbyterian (Columbia)

10. UT Southwestern

Neurosurgery

1. UCSF

2. St Joseph’s Hospital

3. Johns Hopkins

4. NY Presbyterian (Columbia)

5. Mayo

6. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

7. Massachusetts General

8. University of Washington

9. UPMC

9. Emory

Neurology

1. Brigham & Women’s/Mass General

2. UCSF

3. Johns Hopkins

4. Mayo

5. NY Presbyterian (Columbia)

6. University of Pennsylvania

7. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

8. UCLA

9. Cleveland Clinic

10. Univ of Michigan

Ob-gyn

1. Brigham & Women’s/Mass General

2. UCSF

3. UPMC

4. Johns HOpkins

5. University of North Carolina

6. UT Southwestern

6. Northwestern

8. Duke

9. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

10. Brown

Orthopaedic Surgery

1. Hospital for Special Surgery

2. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

3. Brigham & Women’s/Mass General

4. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

5. Duke

6. Univ of Iowa

7. University of Washington

8. UPMC

9. NYU

10. Rush

ENT (Otolaryngology)

1. Johns Hopkins

2. University of Michigan

3. University of Iowa

4. UPMC

5. Massachusetts Eye & Ear / Harvard

6. University of Washington

7. Vanderbilt

8. University of Pennsylvnia

9. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

10. Medical University of South Carolina

Pathology

1. Johns Hopkins

2. Mass General

3. Stanford

3. Brigham & Women’s

5. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

6. Mayo

7. University of Michigan

7. Cleveland Clinic

9. UCSF

10. Vanderbilt

Pediatrics

1. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2. Children’s Hospital / Boston Medical Center

3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital / University of Cincinnati

4. University of Washington

5. Johns Hopkins

6. Baylor

7. Stanford

8. UPMC

8. University of Colorado

10. UCSF

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1. University of Washington

2. Northwestern

3. Spaulding / Harvard Medical School

4. Mayo

5. Rutgers

6. Baylor

7. UPMC

8. Ohio State

9. NY Presbyterian (Columbia and Cornell)

10. Stanford

Plastic Surgery

1. UT Southwestern

2. Brigham & Women’s / Harvard

3. UPMC

4. Johns Hopkins / U of Maryland

5. U of Michigan

6. Stanford

6. University of Pennsylvnia

8. University of Washington

9. UCLA

10. UCSF

Psychiatry

1. Massachusetts General

2. NY Presbyterian (Columbia)

3. Yale

4. UCLA

5. Johns Hopkins

6. UCSF

7. UPMC

8. Brigham and Women’s / Harvard

9. NY Presbyterian (Cornell)

10. NYU

Radiation Oncology

1. UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

2. Brigham and Women’s / Mass Gen / Harvard

3. Memorial Sloan-Kettering

4. UCSF

5. Stanford

6. U of Michigan

7. U of Pennsylvania

8. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

9. Mayo

9. Duke

Radiology

1. UCSF

2. Massachusetts General / Harvard

3. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

4. Johns Hopkins

5. Duke

6. Mayo

8. Stanford

9. U of Michigan

10. Brigham and Women’s / Harvard

Surgery

1. Johns Hopkins

2. Massachusetts General

3. U of Michigan

4. Brigham & Women’s

5. UCSF

6. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH

7. Vanderbilt

8. University of Washington

9. Duke

10. UPMC

Urology

1. Cleveland Clinic

2. Johns Hopkins

3. Vanderbilt

4. UCLA

5. UCSF

6. Mayo

7. U of Michigan

8. UT Southwestern

9. NY Presbyterian (Cornell)

10. Northwestern

4 Comments on Introducing…the Residency Navigator!

  1. petiteish
    October 10, 2014 at 11:05 am (2 years ago)

    I’m applying for residency this year and was so excited to discover this tool! I didn’t realize it was new! Thanks for posting about it :)

    Reply
  2. Joyce
    October 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Good luck petiteish! What field are you applying in?

    Reply
      • teawithmd
        October 11, 2014 at 11:32 pm (2 years ago)

        Exciting! Let me know if you come out to NorCal for any intern year or rad onc interviews :) good luck with the application process!

        Reply

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