The UT Southwestern Medical Center was recently ranked in the top ten national medical residency programs for five medical specialties listed by U.S. News & World Report and Doximity, announced the university on its website.
The list, which includes a gold medal first place in Plastic Surgery, also includes rankings in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 6th place, Urology in 8th, Dermatology in 9th, and Internal Medicine in 10th.
In the wider list of the top 25 national residency programs, UT Southwestern is ranked in around half of the categories, awarded 12th in Surgery, 17th in Neurology, 18th in Neurological Surgery, 19th in Nuclear Medicine, 19th in Otolaryngology, 20th in Head and Neck Surgery, 23rd in Pediatrics, 24th in Diagnostic Radiology, and 25th inPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The Medical Center’s leadership reacted positively to the news, highlighting the institution’s efforts to prepare its students in the best way possible for attending to patients’ needs.
Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, also highlighted the important role of partnerships in this preparation. “Through UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics, and close collaboration with our partners — including Parkland, Children’s Medical Center, the Veteran’s Administration, and others — we are able to offer an unsurpassed depth and breadth of clinical experience that ensures that our trainees are thoroughly prepared for a lifetime of caring for patients,” the university newsroom quoted.
Dr. Bradley Marple, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, professor and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, added that this recognition results from “the commitment of our hospitals, clinics, faculty, and staff to providing Graduate Medical Education in a setting of uncompromising patient safety, quality of care, and professionalism.”
According to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. J. Gregory Fitz, the UT Southwestern has the largest program to prepare physicians.
The list was compiled after the evaluation of 3,691 medical and surgical residency programs.