Top reputation residencies by specialty

I noticed most hits this blog are to previous posts about admissions or residency. The following is a relevant re-post from SDN. The list is biased towards academic programs. It is assembled from a large number of anonymous posts online in specialty forums on SDN, orthogate, uncleharvey, urologymatch, otolaryngologyresidencyapplicants.yuku, as well as the Ophthalmology Times survey of program directors. The higher on the list a program is, the more I felt there was a consensus or really strong opinions. It provides only a rough ranking.

Disclaimers: These are not based on objective data. They are based on the opinions people with no specific qualifications other than participating in specialty forums. These are not my opinions. I have no qualifications to talk about this beyond aggregating the opinions of others. If you feel your favorite program was unjustly left out, you should take your rage to specialty forums and leave civilized comments here. The quality of programs can change over time. These residencies may not fit your interests and other very important considerations in making a rank list (location, significant other, malignancy, community/clinical/research focus, etc.).

Anesthesiology
Hopkins, MGH, UCSF
BWH, Stanford, Columbia, Duke
And many others (Penn, Wash U, Michigan, U Washington, UAB, Mayo, Cornell, Wake Forest, UCLA, UVA, Wisconsin)

Dermatology
Penn, UCSF, NYU; Harvard, Stanford
Yale, Columbia, Michigan
Mayo, Miami, Emory

Emergency Medicine
Methodist/Indiana, Cincinnati, Denver, Hennepin, Carolinas, Pitt, Highland
Chrisitiana, Vanderbilt, UCLA-Harbor, Cook County, Emory, Harvard/BWH
??? USC-LAC, King’s County, Maricopa, UNM, U of A, U of M, UCSD

More after the jump…

ENT, aka Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Hopkins
MEEI, Pitt, U Washington, Iowa, Michigan
Vanderbilt, Wash U, Mayo, UNC, Baylor

General Surgery
MGH, Hopkins
Penn, Duke, BWH, Wash U, UTSW, UCSF, Michigan, U Washington
Yale, UVA, Pitt, Columbia, UCLA, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Cornell

Internal medicine
Hopkins, MGH, BWH, UCSF (big four)
U Penn, Columbia, Duke, U Michigan, Wash U, Stanford, U Washington
And many others (UCLA, U Chicago, UTSW, BIDMC, Cornell, Mayo, Mt Sinai, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Yale, Pitt)

Neurology
Partners (MGH/BWH), UCSF; Hopkins, Columbia, Penn
Wash U, Mayo, UCLA, BIDMC, Stanford

Neurosurgery
MGH, Columbia, Hopkins, UCSF, Mayo, Barrow Neurological Institute
BWH, Cleveland Clinic, U Washington, Wash U, Penn, UVA, Baylor, Pitt, USC
Stanford, Emory, UCLA

Obstretrics/Gynecology
BWH, UCSF
Pitt/Magee, Northwestern, UTSW/Parkland
Wash U

Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer/Miami, Wilmer/Hopkins, Wills/Jefferson
MEEI/Harvard, Jules Stein/UCLA, Iowa
Duke, Beckman/UCSF

Orthopedic Surgery
HSS, Mayo, Harvard
Jefferson, Wash U, Iowa
NYU-HJD, Pitt, Rush
U Washington, Penn, UCSF
Cleveland Clinic, Duke, UCLA

Pathology
BWH, Hopkins, UCSF, Stanford
MGH, Penn, UVA, Duke, Wash U, U Chicago, U Washington
Mayo

Pediatrics
CHOP, Hopkins, Boston Children’s
UC Denver/Children’s Colorado, Baylor/Texas Children’s, Cincinnati Children’s
Case Western/Rainbow Babies, UTSW, CHLA, Chicago Children’s, U Washington/Seattle Children’s, Pitt, DC Children’s National
And many others (Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Children’s Mercy in Kansas, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Utah, Emory, Indiana, Ohio State, UCSF, Stanford, U Michigan)

Plastic Surgery – Integrated programs only (very very rough)
Penn, Pitt, NYU, Harvard, U Washington, UTSW, Hopkins/UMD, U Michigan
Wash U, Baylor, Northwestern, UCSF
Stanford

Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation
RIC/Northwestern, TIRR/Baylor, Mayo, U Washington, Kessler/UMDNJ, Spaulding/Harvard

Psychiatry
MGH/Mclean, Columbia
Cornell, UCSF, UCLA, Yale
Wash U, Hopkins, Pitt, Stanford, NYU, Penn, Harvard Longwood, Cambridge Health Alliance

Radiology
MIR/Wash U, MGH, UCSF, Penn
Hopkins, Duke, Michigan, BWH
UCLA, U Washington, NYU, Stanford

Radiation Oncology
MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Harvard
Stanford, UCSF, U Chicago, U Michigan, Penn, Wash U, Yale, Duke, Wisconsin, Hopkins

Urology
Hopkins, Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, UCSF
MGH, BWH, Vanderbilt, U Michigan
Penn, Columbia, Baylor, Duke
UCLA, Northwestern, Cornell, UTSW, Emory, Pitt, Wash U

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