OHSU residency programs earn top ratings by Doximity

January 28, 2015

Seven OHSU School of Medicine graduate medical education training programs have been named among the top programs in the West by Doximity, an online physician networking site. The GME programs included in the residency navigator are:

  • Anesthesiology at #8
  • Dermatology at #3
  • Diagnostic Radiology at #8
  • Family Medicine at #3
  • Otolaryngology at #5
  • Pediatrics at #10
  • Surgery at #5

“OHSU’s residency programs are highly competitive, and we consistently attract exceedingly bright and promising medical school graduates who see OHSU and Portland as a great place to pursue post-graduate training,” said Patrick Brunett, M.D., FACEP, associate dean for graduate medical education. “External recognition like this is gratifying and underscores the dedication of our program directors and coordinators, the school’s clinical faculty-educators and the dynamic learning environment of our institution as a whole.”

OHSU residency programs in all specialties remain among the most sought-after slots across the nation. For example, OHSU’s primary care residency – comprising internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics – received 5,732 applications for 69 slots in 2014, according to data from the National Resident Matching Program.

GME graduates from OHSU contribute to the Oregon physician workforce. OHSU is tenth in the nation for in-state retention of new physicians, with 53 percent of active physicians who completed residency at OHSU choosing to continue their practice in Oregon (AAMC data); about one-third of all Oregon physicians completed all or part of their training at OHSU.

The GME rankings are a product of Doximity and U.S. News & World Report. They are part of Doximity’s residency navigator, which, according to the company, is “built to help medical students make informed residency decisions and to increase transparency in the residency match process.” The methodology combines both nominations from specialists in each respective field and objective data.