Doximity Point-of-Care CME

Jun 13, 2017 - Doximity Blog


At Doximity, we’re constantly iterating on and building tools to help solve common physician pain points. One of those pain points, we’ve heard, is earning CME. Between attending out-of-state conferences and paying to watch irrelevant clinical videos, there isn’t an easy way to fulfill CME requirements. We hear you. We provide a convenient way for physicians to earn Category 1 CME at no cost. Simply search the clinical topic, read the article, and earn Category 1 CME credits.

No quizzes, no surveys. Simply search, learn and earn.

How is this possible?
The AAPA, ANCC and AANP accept certificates for participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME. Each eligible article earns 0.5 credit and you can earn a max of 30 credit hours in a calendar year.

What do you need to do:

  1. Using the webpage or the Doximity mobile app, search for articles/topics on DocNews tab or search bar.
  2. CME eligible articles feature a orange certificate icon.
  3. All eligible read articles are tracked in Doximity CME Tracker.

720,000 CME credits were earned last year on Doximity. Here's how point-of-care Doximity CME has helped doctors:

“There is so much change happening in health care and I depend on the Doximity articles and discussions to keep up to date on current trends and controversies. Having that knowledge enables me to be a more cognizant clinician and educator. When the Google RSS Reader was sunsetted, I needed a resource to compile all of the journals, newspapers, and magazines that were pertinent to my medical practice. Doximity did a wonderful job filling that void especially with the mobile applications when I'm on the go.”
-Safwan Halabi, MD

"Doximity has allowed me to stay informed on news from medical journals as well as popular media. As I stay abreast of what's written in NY Times and NPR, I can also advise my patients who have read the same articles. The ability to earn CME while staying informed is also a huge benefit. Doximity has the capability of fulfilling much of a physician's needs all with one site.”
-Rose Do, MD

“The Docnews article: "Randomized clinical trial of skin closure by subcuticular suture or skin stapling after elective colorectal cancer surgery" by Kobayashi et al. resulted in me transitioning from skin stapling in my colorectal cancer patients to utilizing subcuticular suture. This was due to the findings of essentially equivocal infection rates but improved patient satisfaction with subcuticular suture. Automatic logging off CME activity is phenomenal.”
-Edward Jones, MD MS

Click here to start earning credits!

About 2017-2018 Residency Navigator

Jun 12, 2017 - Doximity Blog


The goal of Doximity Residency Navigator is to assist medical students in the residency exploration process by providing a transparent look at graduate medical programs.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Residency Navigator:

About this year's Residency Navigator survey

Who is eligible to participate in the surveys?

The residency satisfaction survey is sent to current residents who have completed at least 1 year of residency and recent alumni within 10 years of graduation who are verified Doximity members.

The residency nomination survey is sent to board-certified verified Doximity members.

Can I participate in the surveys more than once?

Board-certified physicians are welcomed to participate in the residency nomination survey every year. However at this time, residents are only allowed to participate in the residency satisfaction survey once. Residents who have taken the residency satisfaction survey before will not be eligible to take the survey again this year.

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.

When are the opening and closing dates for both surveys?

The nomination survey will be open from May 15th to June 15th, 2017. The satisfaction survey will be open from May 15 until Fall 2017.

When will the 2017-2018 Residency Navigator be released?

Doximity’s 2017-2018 Residency Navigator tool is projected to be launched in late June/early July, 2017.

If I am eligible, how will I receive the Residency Navigator survey?

Eligible physicians can watch their inboxes for a direct link to the survey or can access the survey by logging onto our website, where the survey link (shown below) will appear on the right hand side of your Doximity homepage.

Please email residency@doximity.com if you are still having issues accessing the surveys.

Can I use the Residency Navigator logo when publicizing my residency program?

Yes, you are welcome to use the Residency Navigator logo when publicizing your residency program.

General Residency Navigator Questions

What is Residency Navigator?

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. Our latest version includes over 4,000 residency programs spanning 28 specialties, providing medical students a more in depth look at the programs in which they’re interested.

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

Add a description: Many programs have chosen to personalize their page by adding a paragraph that highlight special attributes about their institution. Program administrators are welcome to send a description (150 words or less) to be included on their program’s page.

Review data accuracy: We take the accuracy of Residency Navigator data seriously. If you are a program director or coordinator and notice your program information is incorrect or missing, please let us know.

Encourage resident reviews: Your residents can write a review for your program. Eligible residents and recent alumni can contribute reviews for their residency program until Fall 2017. After logging in, eligible residents and alumni will be prompted to complete the Satisfaction Survey on the Doximity homepage.

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 residency@doximity.com.

For questions about Residency Navigator contact residency@doximity.com and to learn about how hospitals work with Doximity, contact hospitals@doximity.com.

Say Sayonara to Your Hospital Fax Machine

Jun 01, 2017 - Doximity Blog


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. Where does this leave you - other than waiting by the fax machine?

Ever needed to review a patient’s lab results while out the office? Or waited too long for a prior authorization? With the free Doximity app, you can receive and send 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 through the mobile app and website.

How does Doximity's free efaxing work?

  • Fax to and from your iPhone/Android device or computer
  • Send efaxes for free, for life
  • Attach images and documents for secure delivery
  • Date, sign, and annotate documents on-the-go!

Here’s how clinicians are using the free Doximity fax number in their own practice:

“I like being able to receive secure faxes quickly and directly. This was especially handy for my co-worker, because she received a cardiologist's clinic note, which wasn’t shown in a patient's record, when the patient arrived the morning of surgery. Normally we would have to delay or cancel the case.”

“I’ve used my Doximity fax to quickly obtain patient records that led to changing of the patients antibiotics - this process would have taken at least a few days longer using the hospital fax system.”

“It was around 2:15 AM and the Emergency Room asked if I could look at an EKG right away. As the overnight on-call cardiology fellow, one of our responsibilities is to determine whether the cardiac catheterization laboratory needs to be activated for a particular type of myocardial infection, called a STEMI. Our institution had recently been scolded by our administration for "texting" each other photos of EKGs from our smartphone due to the potential for error and HIPAA. Because of this, the ED physician asked me how he could get the EKG to me. Since the ED fax machine is notorious for taking over 10 minutes to transmit a fax, we used Doximity to securely transmit a fax within minutes. No violations, no delay! That patient did need to go to the cath lab urgently. And, the next week, I was able to share the EKG with my colleagues because it was saved on my phone in my Doximity app.”

Claim Your Free Fax Number

Verified Doximity members (physicians, medical students, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants} are eligible for a free Doximity digital fax line. This is a unique fax number used for both outbound and inbound faxes directly from your Doximity mailbox. Use it to send faxes to any other US fax line.

How to get your free Doximity efax number

  1. Sign in to your Doximity account on the website or the app.
  2. Click the Fax + Mail tab on either the web or in the app.
  3. Add a profile photo, your clinical interests, and your current professional title
  4. Once you complete the above fields, you'll see your digital fax number.

7 Things You Can Do on the Amion App

May 25, 2017 - Doximity Blog


Does your hospital use Amion? Did you know there’s a free Amion App? Download it from the App Store for your iPhone and the Google Play store for your Android smartphone.

Simplify your schedule.
Scheduling doesn’t have to be complicated. See when you’re on call, right from the homepage. If your shifts change, you’ll be quickly notified so you can stay on top of your week.

Customize your calendar view.
See your schedule for the week or month, and color code for easy scheduling. Add and remove schedules to customize your calendar.

Swap shifts with colleagues.
See which of your colleagues are on call and when. You can even swap shifts with them right from the app.

Easily see schedules for multiple hospitals.
If you subscribe to multiple Amion schedules, simply switch between them to see your different schedules.

Make a call or page a colleague.
See who’s currently on call and swiftly page them with the touch of a button. Learn more about the colleagues you’re working with by clicking on their profile, powered by Doximity. Ensure your profile is up to date, so colleagues can learn more about you.

Send HIPAA-secure texts.
Away from your computer? No problem. Communicate with your on-call team safely and securely in the Amion app. You can even snap a photo or send one you’ve already taken. Lock screen message notifications remain confidential and PHI-free, even when you’re away from your phone. Messages are encrypted server-to-server, and are never stored on the device.

Stay connected, even if you have no service or wifi.
No phone connection in the hospital basement? Not to worry. Your schedule is accessible offline in the Amion App, so you can access your schedule wherever you are.

You can download the Amion app from the App Store on your iPhone or from the Google Play store on your Android smartphone. Best of all, it’s free to download!

Can your Network Increase your Net Worth?

May 22, 2017 - Doximity Blog


The importance of networking is often heavily stressed as a professional, no matter the industry. However, traditional networking can be time consuming -- and for the medical community, close to impossible. The unpredictability of on-call schedules and long hours leave little time for networking. Oftentimes, physicians find themselves turning to organized networking events or (uncomfortably forced) mixers.

Thanks to the advent of the internet, physicians can network with anyone, from anywhere. Remember your lab partner from medical school? According to her Doximity profile, you notice that she’s currently Surgeon in Chief at one of the largest heath systems in the United States -- and they’re hiring! Networking may not be so bad, after all.

“My connection with Doximity and the Fellows program has impacted my career and my life as a result. My connection with one of my fellow Fellows led directly to a new job opportunity near my hometown. Without Doximity this would not have been possible.”
-Lamont Hunter, PA-C, MPH

“After CME tracking, Doximity's next biggest impact has been on my networking abilities. Instead of looking through old emails, Googling, or friending people of Facebook, Doximity makes it easy to learn what my old classmates and co-residents are doing, where they are living, and who we know in common. With such a large portion of physicians represented, it is rare that I wonder about an old colleague that I cannot find via Doximity, and, like most docs, networking is key to my work.”
-Valory Wangler, MD

Look up your alma mater on Residency Navigator to easily find past classmates and see where they ended up and if you have any mutual connections.

Looking to move to San Francisco? It may be time to start leveraging those connections.

Click on each alum’s profile to learn more about their training background, past publications and mutual colleagues. Easily send them a message to initiate a conversation.

Your network is out there. What are you waiting for?