2020-2021 Residency Navigator Surveys Open May 7th

Important Dates & Frequently Asked Questions

Apr 29, 2020 · The Residency Navigator Team

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Residency Navigator season. Last year, 90% of 4th-year medical students used Doximity’s Residency Navigator to discover and explore over 4,000 residency programs, 275,000 ratings and reviews, alumni maps, specialization analyses and more.

This year, programs and medical students are navigating residency applications during the COVID pandemic. Doximity is committed to helping programs and physicians in this uncertain time.

We look forward to showcasing your residency program on this year’s Doximity’s Residency Navigator.

Important Dates

  • Residency Navigator Nomination and Satisfaction Surveys Open: Thursday, May 7th
  • Residency Navigator Nomination and Satisfaction Surveys Close: Friday, June 12th
  • 2020-2021 Residency Navigator Launches: Mid-July

Frequently Asked Questions

1) There are 2 different types of Residency Navigator surveys. What is the difference between the two types of surveys?

The Satisfaction Survey allows current residents and alumni to provide ratings on several program characteristics and submit an anonymous written review of the residency program where they trained.

The Nomination Survey asks eligible candidates to nominate up to five residency 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.

2) How do the Surveys contribute to Residency Navigator?

The Satisfaction Survey: The data from these surveys powers the free-text reviews and ratings on culture, work flexibility, etc. on the residency program pages.

The Nomination Survey: When prospective applicants use Residency Navigator, they can sort and filter programs by criteria such as location and training environment, alumni research output and subspecialization rates, program size, and clinical reputation. The reputation component is powered by the Nomination Survey.

3) Where can I find Doximity’s Residency Navigator?

You can find Residency Navigator on Doximity’s website and Doximity’s mobile app.

4) Who is eligible to participate in the Nomination and Satisfaction Surveys for Residency Navigator?

Satisfaction Survey Eligibility Requirements:

A participant must be a Doximity member who is either (1) a current resident who has completed at least 1 year of residency OR (2) an alum who has graduated from his/her program within the last 10 years.

Important Note: Once the satisfaction survey opens, if an eligible participant has already completed a Satisfaction Survey before, he or she will be ineligible to participate again. However, if you would like to submit an updated written program review, please email residency@doximity.com with the revised review. Only the written review can be updated in this manner, not the star ratings. Please include the name of your residency program in your correspondence.

Nomination Survey Eligibility Requirements:

(1) A participant must be a Doximity member AND (2) a U.S. board-certified physician in one of the 28 specialties covered by Residency Navigator.

Important Note: Eligible physicians are welcome to participate in the Nomination Survey every year.

5) What do residents and alumni need to include on their Doximity profiles to ensure they are able to participate?

For the Satisfaction Survey, residents and alumni must include the following on their Doximity profiles:

  • Residency Program with years attended, located in the “Education & Training” section

Important Note: The participant MUST include their residency program affiliation on their Doximity profile, otherwise Doximity will not be able to attribute the participant to their respective residency program.

For the Nomination Survey, alumni (current residents are not eligible to participate since they are not board certified) MUST include the following on their Doximity profiles:

  • Residency Program with years attended, located in the “Education & Training” section
  • Board Certification, located in the “Certification & Licensure” section with a currently valid certification

Important Note: The participant MUST include their residency program affiliation AND their valid Board Certification on their Doximity profile, otherwise Doximity will be unable to attribute the participant to their respective residency program or identify their board certification.

6) How can eligible participants access the Nomination and Satisfaction Surveys?

There are two ways to access the Nomination and Satisfaction Surveys:

Option 1: Directly log into Doximity starting May 7th. Eligible participants can access the survey(s) by clicking on the survey nudge(s) at the top right corner of their homepage:

Option 2: Complete the Survey(s) via email. An email will be sent to eligible participants in waves starting May 7th. The email will be sent to the email address associated with each participant’s Doximity account.

More Information

For more information, please download this info sheet. Program Directors and Administrators can also access the Program Director Hub.

For any additional questions, please contact the Residency Navigator Team at residency@doximity.com.

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