My Journey as a Doximity Intern

by Gita Venkatakrishnan, UC Berkeley, Class of 2019

Feb 05, 2018 - Doximity Blog


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How I got here:
Amidst the sea of big name internships such as Google, Facebook, and several other big tech companies that mark the Silicon Valley, I started the summer after my sophomore year at a startup named Doximity. As I began moving away from my childhood dreams of becoming a physician and reflected on how to build my new career path into the so called “real world”, I realized that I still wanted to preserve my initial desire to make a human impact. Finding a company that could effectively leverage the power of data to make strides in healthcare seemed like the perfect place to start.

The Startup Vibe:
When I entered through the top floor of the high rise building in the SOMA district of San Francisco, the entire floor radiated the “startup vibe”. The atmosphere is filled with colorful booths, an open workspace, and noticeably excited employees who truly emit the mentality of the Dox motto GSD, or “Get sh*t done”. Not only is every member intellectually talented and carries a distinguished background but also very passionate about the company, the product, and most importantly for me, the mission. As a startup, the people here are ready to roll up their sleeves and take on any task, large or small, in order to make things happen and reach higher goals.

A growth mindset:
Yet, with any task, you can’t do it alone, and Doximity really set the tone for the camaraderie and closeness from my first day. As an intern, you enter a team as fresh meat and in order to reach your full potential, you need a manager to push you, mentor you, and act as your own personal cheerleader --and that’s exactly what I got. My manager was so invested in my growth not only by helping me develop the skills that I wanted to gain but also also pushing me to become an independent yet effective contributor to the team. For example, after I expressed interest in learning data-centric skills, she began holding SQL workshops, and I was able to lead a data analysis project, which was presented to the entire development team during the company offsite.

Intern Perks & Fun:
Of course, no internship is complete without the perks of being an intern. Even though I was only here for 11 weeks, I got to experience the most fun quarter of the entire year. These are just a few of the several events that the entire intern class got to experience.

Intern Competitions:
The intern class is divided into two teams and asked to organize a party filled with themed decorations, drinks, and food at Doximity’s own rooftop bar. The second team usually holds their party in conjunction with the infamous Shuffleboard Tournament Finals which is such a big deal that it gets telecasted live to Doximity employees all over the country. The intern team with the winning party gets to choose the costume for the losing team to “Peacock” or dress in outrageous costumes during the Intern Send-Off Party -- clearly Doximity knows how to have a good time.

Shack Lunches:
Every other Friday, you get assigned with a randomized group of Doximity employees to enjoy a free lunch at a fancy SOMA restaurant to get to know people from other teams and enjoy the summer SF weather.

Closing thoughts:
As I finish my last few days and reflect on my experience at Doximity, I come out with three main takeaways:
The people you work around and company culture really affect your happiness in the workplace
Contributing on a product that you believe in largely influences your motivation to work hard
Surrounding yourself around passionate people can inspire you to do things you didn’t think were possible

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Doximity App

Jan 05, 2018 - Doximity Blog


Doximity’s mission is to help clinicians save time and be more productive. With the Doximity app you can do just that from wherever you are, on the convenience of your smartphone. Here are 5 features about our app you may have not known about.

1. Fax
While faxing might seem like the most obsolete, mundane task, it’s probably not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s still one of the few forms of ‘modern’ communication that counts as HIPAA Compliant. And since clinicians need to fill out an average of 20,000 forms every year, chances are your hospital fax is pretty busy.

With the Doximity app, you can send and receive faxes from your iPhone or Android. Doximity gives every physician, NP, PA and pharmacist a free, HIPAA-secure efax number. You can electronically fax colleagues and sign documents with just a finger through the app.

2. Newsfeed

The homepage of the Doximity app is the newsfeed, a scrolling collection of articles customized to each Doximity member based upon their speciality, network of colleagues, and clinical interests. Doximity members can engage in discussions on every article, and also earn CME credits from medical articles featured on the newsfeed.

3. Colleaguing

Doximity is the largest social network of healthcare professionals, with over 80% of all US doctors and a growing number of NPs, PAs, and Pharmacists. Many members find and connect with each other on Doximity from their workplace or career contacts. The Doximity app also offers a “People You May Know” feature, which suggests adding colleagues you know from school, residency, and current employment.

4. Alumni Networking

Curious to see where your friends from medical school ended up? There’s a quick and easy way to find out using the Doximity app. Simply click on your profile, scroll down and tap on the medical school you went to. This will direct you to an alumni map that shows other Doximity members across the country with your graduation date. You can filter your search by school, graduation year, and more to find and reconnect with past classmates.

5. Search

Doximity’s search feature can be used in a number of beneficial ways. Using the search bar at the top of the app, you can search for specialists in your area, jobs by location and specialty, referrals that you need in an unfamiliar area, research and news relevant to you, and much more. The search bar is a powerful tool!

To see these features for yourself, download the Doximity App for free.

Our most read stories of 2017: Pharmacist Edition

A roundup of the most-read news stories by pharmacists this year on Doximity

Dec 26, 2017 - Doximity Blog


Circulated to over 60,000 US pharmacists, Doximity's Pharmacy Digest drives and fosters discussion around important news in healthcare from the pharmacist perspective. From salary negotiation strategies to understanding the latest updates in drug development and research, the Doximity Pharmacy Digest aims to improve the financial and clinical know-how of its pharmacist subscribers.

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Circulated to over 70% of US physicians, Doximity's Medical Business Digest discusses all things physicians and money. From increasing your income, to retirement planning and negotiation, the Medical Business Digest aims to improve the financial know-how of its physician subscribers.

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Survive the Holidays with These 3 Doximity Tools

Dec 22, 2017 - Doximity Blog


The holiday season is here! For most people that means heading home early and taking some days off to enjoy holiday vacation. For those in the field of medicine, though, work continues despite the holiday season.

However, with the help of your handy smartphone, it’s easier than ever to manage patient care from home. As a HIPAA-secure medical network, we’re here to help you survive the holidays with 3 useful tools.

1. Doximity Dialer

Make patients calls from the comfort of your home.

Make calls that patients will answer. Call patients from your cellphone using the Doximity Dialer app. Patients see the Caller ID of your office when they receive the call, and your personal number remains private. Take Dr. James Youngston’s word for it, “I love this app. I can call patients from my cell and it shows my office number on caller ID. Patients never get my cell number again!”

Bonus tip: The Dialer app integrates with the Epic Haiku app, so you can make calls right from your EHR. Here’s how to set it up.

2. Doximity Fax

Send and receive faxes without using a fax machine.

Do you ever feel chained to your fax machine? With Doximity Fax, you can send and receive faxes right through your cell phone with the Doximity app. Each Doximity account comes with a free e-fax number for every physician, NP, PA and pharmacist. Send, receive, sign, date, and mark-up faxes to your liking. No need to stay late in the office when you have a pocket fax machine!

3. Career Navigator

Negotiate your salary and keep abreast of new job openings across the country.

New year, new job? Whether you’re job hunting or just keeping your options open, get the most out of your search with Career Navigator. Search for jobs in your specialty and location, and even see compensation trends for your specialty across the country. Take a page from Dr. Athanasios Tsiatis’ playbook: “I needed regional and national salary information to inform stakeholders during salary negotiations, and the data provided on Doximity made the conversation extremely straightforward.”

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