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October 9, 2014

11 residency programs in top 10

Physician network Doximity and U.S. News & World Report have announced the results of the first comprehensive national evaluation of residency programs. Eleven Pitt residency programs were ranked in the top 10 of their specialty.

• Anesthesiology (David Metro oversees program): No. 10.

• Emergency Medicine (Abby Wolfson): No. 7.

• Neurological surgery (Dade Lunsford): No. 9.

• Obstetrics and gynecology (Gabriella Gosman): No. 3.

• Orthopaedic surgery (Vincent Deeney): No. 8.

• Otolaryngology (Barry Schaitkin): No. 4.

• Pediatrics (Stephanie Dewar): No. 8.

• Physical medicine and rehabilitation (Wendy Helkowski): No. 7.

• Plastic surgery (Joseph Losee): No. 3.

• Psychiatry (Michael Travis): No. 7.

• Surgery (Kenneth K. Lee): No. 10.

A total of 3,691 residency training programs were evaluated by combining over 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified U.S. physicians.

This is the first time that data on a national evaluation of residency programs has been made public. Both the Institute of Medicine and the Association of Health Care Journalists have issued calls for transparency into the performance of residency programs.

The top two programs were the University of California-San Francisco, which placed in the top 10 of 16 medical specialties and received three No. 1 awards; and Johns Hopkins, which placed in the top 10 across 14 specialties and received four No. 1 awards.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 47 Issue 4