U-M Health System’s Medical Residency Programs Named Among the Best


The University of Michigan Health System ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. for its residency programs in 12 different medical specialties, says a new report released today that evaluated nearly 3,700 medical and surgical residency programs nationwide.

The report — developed by the physician network Doximity along with U.S. News & World Report — surveyed more than 50,000 board-certified physicians about the best residency programs in their given specialties.

Based on the responses, the University of Michigan Health System ranked highest for anesthesiology (No. 9), dermatology (No. 5), family medicine (No. 8), neurology (No. 10), nuclear medicine (No. 7), otolaryngology (No. 2), pathology (No. 7), plastic surgery (No. 5), radiation oncology (No. 6), diagnostic radiology (No. 9), surgery (No. 3), and urology (No. 7).

When compared against other large public hospitals specifically, U-M bumps up to the No. 1 spots for otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), pathology, and surgery.

The interest in the health system’s programs largely supports those rankings. With nearly 1,200 residents training at U-M’s Hospitals and Health Centers today, the program is the fourth largest in the United States.

Hospital officials say their training programs attracts a large number of medical residents and fellows, or advanced residents, from other states, who move to Michigan for three to seven years of training. In fact, two-thirds of each year’s incoming class of residents comes from out of state.

After residency, about 40 percent of U-M Hospital residents opt to stay in the state.

To read a full list of the top 10 placements across 20 specialties, click here.