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.
Interesting findings from Residency Navigator include:
- Orthopedic surgery is the most searched program specialty among medical students
- Residents who trained in Idaho are most satisfied with their training
- Montana & California retain the most physicians post-residency
- Child neurologists are the specialty most likely to stay in-state after training
- Delaware has the highest ratio of female to male residents
- Additional insights into residency satisfaction and migration trends can be found here
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 September 2016. More in-depth information on Residency Navigator can be found here.
Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects healthcare professionals to make them more successful and productive. With over 500,000 U.S. physicians and a growing population of nurse practitioners and PAs as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country. Doximity launched in 2011, is headquartered in Silicon Valley and was created by the founders of Epocrates.