Johns Hopkins named leading physician training institution

Four specialties ranked No. 1, 14 among top 10 in comprehensive national study of residency programs

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been named a top medical education program, along with the University of California, San Francisco, by the physician network Doximity and its partner U.S. News & World Report.

This is their first comprehensive national study of residency programs. Johns Hopkins and UCSF were the two medical education programs that emerged as leaders among their peers. Johns Hopkins placed in the top 10 in 14 specialties and is number one in four specialties: Nuclear Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical) and Surgery; UCSF placed in the Top 10 for 16 medical specialties and received three No. 1 awards.

The specialties in which Johns Hopkins placed in the top 10 are Plastic Surgery (Integrated), Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology (Diagnostic) and Urology.

"We are thrilled to have our residency programs receive this public recognition," said Dr. Roy Ziegelstein, vice dean for education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "While this announcement is certainly affirming, it will in no way diminish the intensity of our efforts to ensure that our programs train the best doctors in the world, which is what our patients and society expect and deserve."

Doximity and U.S. News evaluated 3,691 residency training programs by combining more than 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. The study results have been compiled in a navigator designed for third- and fourth-year medical students to investigate specialty programs.