“U.S. News” Best Hospitals voting now open in DoximityMar. 1, 2017, 1:53 PM
A message from Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, VUMC, and Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer, VUMC.
Eligible physicians are now being invited on Doximity.com to vote in this year’s U.S. News Best Hospitals reputation survey. Current voting is for both adult and pediatric specialties.
Why is voting important to VUMC?
While the U.S. News rankings are imperfect, we know that these influence patients, referring physicians, prospective trainees and donors. As such, optimizing our ranking is essential to grow our reputation both in the Mid-South and across the U.S.
We know that many other academic medical centers are encouraging their physician faculty and alumni to vote. If we are to grow our standing we must participate.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to vote. We encourage you to let peers know you’ve voted and encourage them to do so as well.
If you are eligible to vote we ask that you take one minute to do so. Voting eligibility is determined by U.S. News through a combination of physician specialty, subspecialty, medical licensure and board certification. You can determine your eligibility through the following lists:
Specialties/Board Certifications eligible to vote in the U.S. News Best Hospitals
Cardiology and Heart Surgery
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Thoracic Surgery
- Colon & Rectal Surgery
Geriatrics – Geriatric Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nephrology – Nephrology
Neurology & Neurological Surgery
- Neurological Surgery
- Medical Oncology
- Surgical Oncology board-certified in General Surgery
- Gynecological Oncology
- Musculoskeletal Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
Orthopedics – Orthopedic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery within Head & Neck
Psychiatry – Psychiatry
Pulmonary Disease – Pulmonary Disease
- Sports Medicine
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rheumatology – Rheumatology
Urology – Urology
Cancer: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Member list from Congenital Heart Surgeon Society
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Diabetes & Endocrinology: Pediatric Endocrinology
Neonatology: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Nephrology: Pediatric Nephrology
Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Child Neurology
- Specialist list from American Society of Pediatric Surgeons
Othopedics: Pediatric Orthopedics
Pulmonology: Pediatric Pulmonary
Urology: Pediatric Urology
How to vote
- Log into your account at http://www.doximity.com,
- Click on the banner on your home page (at the top on mobile and on the right-hand side on desk/laptop) that invites you to cast your nominations if you are eligible.
- If you are invited to vote, you will be asked to submit the names of 5 hospitals that you consider best in the specialty for complex cases.
If you are deemed ineligible to vote and you believe this is inaccurate, you will find instructions and a short three-question form to recheck your eligibility.