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Get Ready: How to Vote for Best Hospital in the U.S. News & World Report Survey

The U.S. News & World Report expert opinion survey will soon open to submissions.

The sum of votes from the survey is used to calculate a hospital’s reputation score, which contributes to the hospital’s overall ranking on the Best Hospitals list. The reputation score is determined by a Doximity survey of board-certified physicians in each of the adult and pediatric specialties ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

A few tips as you prepare to vote:

  • You must be board-certified in one of the ranked specialties, have an active Doximity profile, and meet eligibility criteria for the specialty category to vote. Please note that physicians who haven't claimed their profiles or updated their profile data may still do so and will immediately be able to vote if eligible.
  • Vote early and thoroughly. The voting window is open for a finite period and closes when U.S. News reaches a certain volume. Your ballot will count only if it’s fully completed.
  1. Logging in to your Doximity account
  2. Clicking on the U.S. News nomination icon or searching for “U.S. News Best Hospitals” in your Doximity account
  3. Selecting "University of Virginia Medical Center" and "University of Virginia Children’s Hospital" in the nomination form
  4. Submitting your vote

Who is Eligible to Participate in the Survey?

In order to participate, physicians must:

  • Be board-certified and meet the eligibility criteria for the voting categories
  • Be a credential-verified member of Doximity (you must have an active and claimed Doximity profile)
  • Have all certifications and board documents currently up-to-date in your Doximity profile

How to Claim Your Doximity Profile 

Please log-on to Doximity to claim your profile and confirm your email address and board certifications. See detailed instructions.

Verified Doximity members will receive an email inviting them to participate in the U.S. News survey. Visit Doximity's FAQs if you have issues or questions about registration. You can also email

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