UNC Hospitals' residency programs in Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Medicine/Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology and Urology are all ranked in the top 30 programs nationwide in the latest Doximity Residency Navigator rankings.
The programs, and their rankings, are:
Family Medicine, 8
Emergency Medicine, 30
Internal Medicine, 29
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 3
Radiation Oncology, 19
Though residents have been able to focus their training in Medicine/Pediatrics for decades, this was the first year the specialty has been ranked by Doximity. In these inaugural rating, UNC's program is rated 2nd in the nation.
"Obviously it takes years to develop a national reputation as an excellent program," said Richard Wardrop III, MD, PhD, program director, Medicine/Pediatrics residency program. "This recognition is a function of the outstanding residents we are able to recruit to UNC each year who go on to become wonderful physicians and great representatives for UNC."
UNC Hospitals is also recognized as 3rd in obstetrics and gynecology by clinical reputation.
“In the ever-changing world of health care, providing a world-class training experience for future gynecologists and obstetricians is vital to the health of all women and their families,” said Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine. “I am especially proud that we continue to recruit the highest caliber of residents to work with our dedicated faculty in creating knowledge in all areas of women’s health, as well as advancing women’s health care through research, teaching and service.”
The Residency Navigator program lists can be sorted (or ranked) based on several qualities, including reputation, research output and program size. The rankings shown above are sorted by reputation, indicating that these residency programs are among those that board-certified physicians hold in the highest regard for quality of clinical training. UNC also placed No. 7 in the research output list of Otolaryngology programs that produce the most published alumni.
The Doximity Residency Navigator is an interactive tool designed to help the medical students research and compare residency training programs nationwide based on their unique career interests. It combines objective data with 260,000 nominations, ratings and reviews from over 52,000 U.S. physicians.
Doximity is an online professional network for U.S. physicians launched in 2011. Physicians who are registered with Doximity are eligible to vote for the residency rankings and for U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings.