Residency ranking

September 11th, 2014

The Family Medicine Residency at JPS Health Network is among the top three in the nation, according to a first-of-its-kind nationwide evaluation of medical residencies by Doximity and U.S. News & World Report.

The 2014 Residency Program Rankings were compiled from nominations submitted by more than 50,000 board-certified physicians across the country and combined with data such as the pass rate on board exams and the percentage of graduates who go on to pursue subspecialties.

One in five JPS Family Medicine grads pursues a subspecialty, compared with 3 percent at top-ranked Ventura County Medical Center and 13 percent at the University of Washington, which was ranked No. 2. The JPS Family Medicine Residency’s pass rate on the Family Medicine Board Exam is 97 percent.

The Family Medicine Residency at JPS is the largest in the country, with 73 residents.

California-based Doximity is an online networking site for doctors that counts more than 40 percent of all licensed physicians as members. The residency evaluation project with U.S. News & World Report comes on the heels of a controversial Institute of Medicine report that found “a striking absence of transparency and accountability” in graduate medical education. Lack of publicly available data renders policy makers unable to make sound funding decisions, the IOM said in a July critique. It also makes it difficult for medical students to decide where they want to do their residencies, according to Doximity.

Data gathered for the Residency Program Rankings is available on a new interactive Residency Navigator for medical students, “to help them find the right program for their unique professional interests,” the company said. “Residency Navigator profiles include never-before-seen data.”

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