Frequently Asked Questions | About 2018-2019 Residency Navigator

May 21, 2018 - Doximity Blog

What is Doximity Residency Navigator?
Doximity Residency Navigator is an interactive tool designed to help medical students research and compare residency training programs nationwide based on their unique career interests. The latest version includes over 4,000 residency programs spanning 28 specialties, providing medical students an opportunity to discover and research programs that best fit their goals and career interests.

How to take this year's Residency Navigator Survey

Log into your Doximity profile and, if eligible, you will see a newsfeed card that will take you directly to the survey. Take the survey here.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Residency Navigator:

About this year's Residency Navigator surveys

There are 2 different types of Residency Navigator surveys. What is the difference between the two types of surveys?
The residency satisfaction survey asks current residents and recent alumni about several characteristics regarding their residency program experience. All responses are anonymized.
The residency nomination survey permits up to 5 nominations of programs that provide the best clinical training in their specialty, which is then weighted to construct an analysis that is nationally representative of the opinions of board-certified U.S. physicians in that specialty. View research methodology.

      Residency Navigator Nomination Survey
      The Nomination Survey is open to U.S. board-certified physicians
      who are verified Doximity members in the covered 28 specialties.
      The survey permits up to 5 nominations of programs that provide
      the best clinical training in their specialty, which is then weighted to
      construct an analysis that is nationally representative of the
      opinions of board-certified U.S. physicians in that specialty. Board-
      certified physicians are welcome to participate in the Nomination
      Survey every year.

      Residency Navigator Satisfaction Survey
      The Satisfaction Survey is open to current residents and recent
      alumni and includes several characteristics regarding a residency
      program experience. All responses are anonymized. Eligible survey
      participants include current residents who have completed at least
      one year of residency and recent alumni within 10 years of
      graduation who are verified Doximity members. Physicians who
      have taken the survey before will not be eligible to take the survey
      again this year.

When are the opening and closing dates for both surveys?
The nomination survey will be open from May 9th to June 10th, 2018. The satisfaction survey will be open from May 9th until Fall 2018.

When will the 2018-2019 Residency Navigator be released?
Doximity’s 2018-2019 Residency Navigator tool is projected to be launched in late June or early July 2018.

How can eligible physicians take the Residency Navigator survey?
Eligible physicians will be emailed a direct link to the survey or can access the survey by logging onto the Doximity website, where the survey link (shown below) will appear on the right hand side of your Doximity homepage.

Please email if you are having issues accessing the surveys.

As a program director, how can I make updates to our page?

Many programs have chosen to personalize their page by adding a paragraph that highlights special attributes about their institution. Program administrators are welcome to send a description (150 words or less) to be included on a program page. We also welcome a current resident and alumni list. Please reach out to us at for the most recent template.

Most program metrics are refreshed annually in the Summer and are aggregated from current residents and recent alumni affiliated with the residency program on Doximity. To ensure metrics are as inclusive as possible, we encourage residents and recent alumni to update their Doximity profiles to include an affiliation to your residency program.

If any program information is incorrect on Doximity, please contact us at

Contact us
To update your program page with a description, or if you have any other questions, you can reach our Residency Navigator team any time at
For questions about Residency Navigator contact and to learn about how hospitals work with Doximity, contact

Doximity’s Beloved Dialer Is Now Integrated With the Doximity App

Helping Doctors Connect With Patients, Seamlessly

Apr 17, 2018 - Doximity Blog

In order to continue to help make physicians’ lives a little easier, we are announcing the integration of Doximity Dialer as a new feature within the Doximity app.

With this integration, physicians can now log into their Doximity app and tap the new Dialer icon to make direct patient calls, seamlessly. While logged into the Doximity app, physicians can also access their curated news feed, colleague network, HIPAA-secure faxes and, now, call patients– all in one place.

Two years ago, we launched Doximity Dialer to let physicians call their patients from their cell phone, while protecting their private cell phone number. Through the app, clinicians can call patients from their cell, and display the number of their office, hospital, or any other number of their choice in the Caller ID.

Today, Dialer has become a beloved and trusted tool used by physicians across the country to connect with patients. In fact, 5.6 million calls have been made to date using Doximity Dialer, saving doctors on average 20 minutes per day by successfully and safely connecting with patients.

In the past, doctors would call patients using *67 to conceal their phone number, which often would result in missed connections and wasted time. With Dialer, doctors can conveniently make calls on-the-go, while patients are more likely to pick up calls from known numbers, like the hospital’s main line.

In a survey conducted by Doximity to physicians using the Doximity Dialer App, we found that 74% of doctors strongly agreed that successfully reaching a patient by phone leads to better health outcomes.

"Our goal is to connect physicians to make them more productive and successful," said David Chong, product manager, Doximity. “By integrating the two apps into one, we reduce time spent having to navigate through one’s mobile apps, helping clinicians use that time saved to provide better patient care."

By using Dialer, physicians are able to connect with five more patients on average per week than before using the tool. Doximity Dialer also allows physicians to keep track of who they are calling, and when they called them, through the “Recent Calls” button. With this new integration, physicians can now reach patients faster and more conveniently than ever before.

See what physicians are saying about Doximity Dialer!

Doximity 2018 Physician Compensation Report

65,000 U.S. physicians from over 40 different specialties contributed to this year’s report. Here’s what we found

Mar 27, 2018 - Doximity Blog

Last week we announced our second annual physician compensation report, and the results were eye-opening. We’ve designed this to be one of the most complete views into compensation available, drawing on responses from more than 65,000 licensed U.S. doctors across the country. The study provides an overview into compensation trends, and for the first time, a glimpse into how physician compensation is changing year-over-year. The report details how physician pay compares across metropolitan areas, medical specialties, and gender.

Here is a snapshot and some highlights of this year’s findings. And if you’re a physician interested in a full copy of the report. Just click here to download a copy:

Charlotte Still Reigns, Milwaukee on the Rise

For the second straight year, Charlotte, N.C., was the metro area with the highest average annual compensation for physicians, offering $402,273. These numbers reflect all specialties averaged together.

The top 10 metro areas in which physicians had the highest average annual salary in 2017 are:

  1. Charlotte, N.C. ($402,273)
  2. Milwaukee ($398,431)
  3. Jacksonville, Fla. ($379,820)
  4. Indianapolis ($378,011)
  5. San Jose, Calif. ($376,585)

The 10 metro areas in which physicians had the lowest average annual salary in 2017 are:

  1. Durham, N.C. ($282,035)
  2. Ann Arbor, Mich. ($302,692)
  3. Baltimore ($304,002)
  4. New Haven, Conn. ($308,262)
  5. Rochester, N.Y. ($312,503)

Physician Gender Wage Gap Widens

Unfortunately, we found that the national gender wage gap got slightly larger within the last year. In 2017, female doctors earned 27.7 percent less ($105,000) than their male counterparts, compared to 2016 when female doctors earned or 26.5 percent ($91,284 ) less. There was also no medical specialty found in which female physicians earned more than male physicians.

The five largest gender wage gaps by MSA in 2017 are:

  1. Charleston, S.C. (female physicians earn 37 percent or $134,499 less)
  2. Kansas City, Mo. (32 percent or $131,996 less)
  3. Nashville, Tenn. (32 percent or $118,706 less)
  4. Providence, R.I. (31 percent or $108,796 less)
  5. Riverside, Calif. (31 percent or $115,991 less)

Medical specialties with the largest gender wage gaps in 2017 are:

  1. Hematology (female physicians earn 20 percent or $78,753 less)
  2. Occupational medicine (20 percent or $59,174 less)
  3. Urology (20 percent or $84,799 less)
  4. Orthopedic surgery (19 percent or $101,291 less)
  5. Gastroenterology (19 percent or $86,447 less)

Physician Compensation by Medical Specialty

The top 10 medical specialties with the highest average annual salary in 2017 are:

  1. Neurosurgery ($663K )
  2. Thoracic surgery ($603K)
  3. Orthopedic surgery ($538K)
  4. Vascular surgery ($476K)
  5. Plastic surgery ($473K)
  6. Cardiology ($473K)
  7. Radiation Oncology ($468K)
  8. Gastroenterology ($456K)
  9. Dermatology ($434K)
  10. Radiology ($431K)

On the flip side, physicians working in pediatrics were among the lowest-paid in 2017. In fact, the four medical specialties with the lowest average annual compensation all dealt with pediatrics.

The 10 medical specialties with the lowest average annual salary in 2017 are:

  1. Pediatric infectious disease ($192K)
  2. Pediatric hematology and oncology ($209K)
  3. Pediatric endocrinology ($215K)
  4. Pediatrics ($222K)
  5. Preventive medicine ($232K)
  6. Medicine/Pediatrics ($232K)
  7. Family Medicine ($241K)
  8. Geriatrics ($245K)
  9. Medical Genetics ($247K)
  10. Pediatric Gastroenterology ($255K)

One last thing. Physicians can access the complete salary map here

5 Unique Ways Doctors are Earning CME

Feb 22, 2018 - Doximity Blog

Doximity DocNews provides physicians custom-curated news and an easy way to earn CME at no cost. Simply read articles right from the app and submit CME-eligible articles for free.

1. At point-of-care
"I was able to research this rare condition right before seeing my patient using CME search, then offer her the best advice based on data. I’ve been using it more and more to find relevant articles in rare topics. It helped me guide her on the options available."
-Jose Taveras, MD

"I love point of care CME through Doximity. I search for new fibromyalgia study results every morning, and use the results to educate myself and my patients, often posting study results on my professional FB page. I change my practice habits depending on study results. Thank you so much for providing this service!"
-Melissa Congdon, MD

2. In between patients
"I have obtained CMEs through Doximity in between cases!"
-Rob Schuster, MD

Doximity is my favorite way to earn CME credits. I have always pulled a few articles each day at the radiology workstation. By doing so through the easy-to-use Doximity article search, I can claim CME credits for the articles I review and use to improve my reports."
-Christopher Reilly, MD

3. Out of the office
"I recently spent 10 days in the Catskills as a camp physician and accessing Doximity CME was very simple."
-Adam Bloomfield, MD

4. Without thinking about it
"I use the Doximity DocNews daily to see any upcoming and cutting edge news. Doximity allows me to connect with other doctors, read articles and collect CME for reading that I do anyways."
-Tina Nguyen, MD

"Doximity's effort to seamlessly integrate CME credits into my own medical news and education reading was a quick way to obtain additional credits. Later, as I was tracking the credits, I realized that not only did Doximity provide an easy and free format for additional CME credits for the reading I was already doing, but it also provides an online tracker of your credits including credits from other sources. I would say the ability to email credits to the CME assistance address and then automatically get them loaded for tracking is a truly excellent feature."
-Daniel Correa, MD

5. Right from their phone
"Having the chance of keeping updated with some interesting studies and receiving CME credits with the simple touch of a button in my smart phone."
-Andre Pinto, MD

Fast Company Names Doximity as One of The Most Innovative Companies in 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - Doximity Blog

Each year, Fast Company’s annual “Most Innovative Companies” issue recognizes the businesses putting an innovative stake in the ground in an effort to advance their respective fields and make a difference in the world.

This year, we are honored to share Doximity was ranked in the top five most innovative companies in the social category, alongside respected and acclaimed platforms working to disrupt their industries: Instagram, Pinterest, Snap, and Reddit.

In its short eight years since launching, the Doximity network has skyrocketed, exceeded the likes of the American Medical Association. Doximity's passion is helping clinicians by listening to their needs and creating simple tools to solve complex problems. [They] are working to create a future where medical communication is effortless and secure.

With the addition of nearly a quarter of a million members in 2017 alone, Doximity has the largest U.S. physician membership of any online network.

Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company's most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. To produce the 2018 list, more than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters and contributors identified the most notable innovations of the year from enterprises across the globe, and traced the impact of those initiatives on business, industry, and the larger culture.

Congrats to all the winners and special thanks to the Fast Company team!

Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2018) is now available online at and at newsstands nationwide.

How to Find News on Doximity

Use the search tool to find exactly what you're looking for

Feb 15, 2018 - Doximity Blog

A patient comes into your office with advanced stage diabetes. In order to provide the best possible treatment recommendation, you need the latest research - stat.

Here's where we come in: search by topic or specialty to quickly locate the latest research on a particular illness or disorder. Stay informed and feel confident that you're treating patients with the latest information in your field.

See how other physicians use Doximity search in their day-to-day practice:

"The latest development in hepatitis C treatment hold tremendous promise for cure but comes with an enormous price tag. I wanted to get a sense of what gastroenterologists and non-GI physicians thought about this issue. The first place I searched was DocNews on, where I found a rich spectrum of opinions on this matter from every sub-specialty of medicine. It was wonderful and exactly what I needed."

"Doximity helped me one day to pick a new article about epilepsy surgery in the Neurosurgery Journal by quickly searching DocNews, all without the need to go through the complicated process of the advanced searching tools of Google Scholars or PubMed."

"My patient had medullary thyroid carcinoma, so i initiated an article search on Docnews, and found several informative articles with salient data that I told her about. I directed her to further reading. Doximity made this an easy process."

Simply open up your Doximity app, search for a condition or topic in the search bar, and voila! Cutting-edge research, right at point-of-care.

My Journey as a Doximity Intern

by Gita Venkatakrishnan, UC Berkeley, Class of 2019

Feb 05, 2018 - Doximity Blog

We're hiring! To discover other open internship positions, head over to our open positions.

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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Editor's Note: Some articles may be opinion pieces and do not necessarily reflect the views/position of Doximity.

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10 Signs You May Have the Wrong Pharmacy Job

Walgreens Launches New Brand Identity

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The Best of 2017: Doximity's Medical Business Digest

A roundup of the medical business stories that physicians cared about the most this year

Dec 24, 2017 - Doximity Blog

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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