Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Ranked as #2 in Nation

The Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program has been ranked as the #2 residency program in the country by US News & World Report and Doximity.

San Francisco—September 10, 2014 

Physician network Doximity, along with U.S. News & World Report, today announced the results of the first comprehensive national evaluation of residency programs. The results are used in Doximity’s free interactive tool called Residency Navigator designed for third- and fourth-year medical students, which also launched today.

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.

The full list of the Top 10 Orthopedic placements is available to the public through the 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.

About Doximity
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).

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multimedia publisher of news, consumer advice, rankings and analysis. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com has earned a reputation as the leading provider of consumer advice and analysis that helps its readers make informed life decisions. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its “Best” series of consumer advice guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, hospitals, mutual funds, cars and more.

About the Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Dr. Rick Wright is the Dr. Asa C. and Mrs. Dorothy W. Jones Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director. To learn more about the Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, please visit our Orthopaedic Residency Website at orthoresidency.wustl.edu.