SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As fourth year medical students prepare for the residency application process, Doximity, the leading network for healthcare professionals with more than 60 percent of all U.S. physicians as members, released its third annual Residency Navigator. The most popular resource for residency applicants now covers 4,000 residency programs spanning 27 specialties, bringing an unprecedented level of transparency to graduate medical education.
Residency application season is one of the most intense and important periods in a physician's life. It not only determines their graduate training but often their future practice environment, professional network, and where they'll put down roots. To help medical students research and discover programs best-suited to their personal interests and career goals, over 52,000 U.S. physicians contributed 260,000 nominations, alumni-generated reviews and ratings of each training program. Students personalize their research by desired geography, practice setting, clinical reputation, and alumni "outcomes" measurements of board certification, subspecialization and research output.