- Doximity, a startup that acts as a "Facebook for doctors," announced Monday that it will take continuing medical education out of conference halls and onto the Internet.
- The startup's expansion is part of a collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, which will give credit to practicing physicians using Doximity to further their education.
- Doximity's growing community of registered physicians currently totals around 170,000 and it recently closed a $17 million series B round led by Morgenthaler Ventures.
From the article:
... “Doctors spend about 40 hours a year to get accredited and 90 percent of physician education happens offline,” said Doximity CEO Jeff Tangney said. “This is time spent away from practice, not to mention administrative time needed to track the courses they’ve completed. It’s a pain. This platform will make it easier for doctors to track all these credits and automatically keep them up-to-date.” ...