New York, NY—September 10, 2014
3,691 residency training programs were evaluated by combining over 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified US physicians. This is the first time that data on a national evaluation of residency programs has been made public. Both the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) have recently issued calls for transparency into the performance of residency programs. U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education and health care rankings and information, consulted on the methodology.
Top performing programs across select specialties are listed below. A full list of the Top 10 placements across 20 specialties is available to the public through Residency Navigator.
Medical students are invited to access the free Residency Navigator tool on Doximity, which combines peer nominations with empirical data on residency program performance to help find the right program for their unique professional interests. Residency Navigator profiles include never-before seen data on which medical schools feed into residency programs and alumni subspecialization rates.
The national Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) will begin accepting medical student applications on Monday, September 15, 2014. Residents will spend an average of 12,000 hours over the next three years training in their programs.
Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country, with over 40 percent of US physicians as members. Launched in 2011, the company connects physicians to make them more successful and productive with tools including HIPAA-secure messaging, free CME, digital fax, career opportunities and custom-curated news. Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is led by the founders of Epocrates (NASDAQ:EPOC).
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About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.