Nomination Survey FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions, Eligibility Requirements, Important Dates and More

· The Doximity Residency Navigator Team

1) What is the Nomination Survey?

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) Where can I find the link for the Nomination Survey?

https://www.doximity.com/surveys/best_residencies/new

3) How does the Nomination Survey contribute to the Residency Navigator?

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.

4) What are the 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 AND (3) have comprehensive residency training data on their Doximity profile.

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

5) What do I need to include on my Doximity profile to ensure I’m able to participate?

Alumni (current residents are not eligible to participate since they are not board certified) MUST include the following on their Doximity profiles:

(1) Residency Program with years attended, located in the “Education & Training” section AND
(2) Board Certification, located in the “Certification & Licensure” section with a currently valid certification (if applicable)

6) I’m seeing a message that says “You are not currently eligible to participate in this survey.” Why?

There may be a few reasons why you may be seeing this, including:

(1) You are not a U.S. board-certified physician.
(2) You are not a U.S. board-certified physician in one of the 28 specialties covered by Residency Navigator.
(3) You have not listed your residency program (with start and end years) on your Doximity profile page. If you have attended a residency program and have not listed the program on your Doximity profile, Doximity will not be able to identify you as a resident of a program and an eligible participant for the Nomination Survey.
(4) You did not list their board certification on their Doximity profile or your board certification listed is not active (expired). Even if you are board certified, if you have not listed your board certification on your Doximity profile, Doximity will not be able to identify your as a board certified physician and an eligible participant for the Nomination Survey.

If you are missing your board certification and the years the certification is valid, please add that information to your Doximity profile, wait 24 hours so our system resets your eligibility, and you'll be able to vote then.

7) When does the Nomination Survey close?

The Nomination Survey closes on June 4th.

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