LANCASTER, PA, January 13, 2015 – Lancaster General Hospital’s Family Medicine Program has placed number one out of the Top 10 residency programs in the Northeast for Family Practice training.
Doximity, the largest physician network, announced the first-ever regional residency program rankings on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
In September, data on a national evaluation of residency programs was made public for the first time, in an effort to provide more transparency into the performance of residency programs and give medical students information to choose the right residency program to kickstart their career.
In the national survey, LGH’s Family Medicine Program ranked fourth out of the top ten in the Family Practice category. The regional survey included more than 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified US physicians, and evaluated 3,691 residency-training programs across 20 specialties (view methodology).
“To receive this kind of recognition from physicians and fellow program directors is an affirmation of the collaborative effort of everyone in our health system who has worked so hard to provide a world-class family medicine program to our community,” said Dr. Stephen D. Ratcliffe, Program Director for LGH’s Family Medicine Residency Program since 2002.
Dr. Nikitas Zervanos, who continues to serve the program as Director Emeritus, established LGH’s Family Medical Residency Program in 1969. Approximately 30 percent of the LGH Family Medicine Residency graduates stay in Lancaster County to practice family medicine. In the upcoming year, 70 percent of its graduates will remain in the local area to practice.
Dr. Ratcliffe credited LG Health’s support of family medicine based clinical services and an infrastructure that gives residents the opportunity to develop critical and analytical skills to help them in their future practice. “Lancaster General Health’s Research Institute and Comprehensive Care Medicine, which treats patients with HIV, are two examples of how we provide our residents with in-depth and wide-range knowledge in the medical field.”
Launched in 2011, Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With more than half of all U.S. physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country. Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley and was created by the founders of Epocrates.