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Title: Close to Home: Employment Outcomes for Recent Radiation Oncology Graduates

Abstract

Purpose: To characterize the practice type and location of radiation oncology (RO) residents graduating in 2013. Methods and Materials: Graduates completing RO residency in 2013 were identified, and for each, postgraduate practice setting (academic vs private practice) and location were identified. Characteristics of the graduates, including details regarding their institutions of medical school and residency education, were collected and analyzed. Results: Data were obtained from 146 of the 154 RO graduates from the class of 2013. Employment data were available for 142 graduates. Approximately one-third of graduates were employed in the same state as residency (36.6%), approximately two-thirds (62.0%) in the same region as residency, and nearly three-fourths (73.9%) in the same region as medical school or residency completion. Of the 66 graduates (46.5%) working in academics, 40.9% were at the same institution where they completed residency. Most trainees (82.4%) attended medical schools with RO residency programs. Conclusions: Although personal factors may attract students to train in a particular area, the location of medical school and residency experiences may influence RO graduate practice location choice. Trends in the geographic distribution of graduating radiation oncologists can help identify and better understand disparities in access to RO care. Steps to improve access tomore » RO care may include interventions at the medical student or resident level, such as targeting students at medical schools without associated residency programs and greater resident exposure to underserved areas.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [5];  [8];  [9]
  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, Miami, Florida (United States)
  2. Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)
  3. New York University, New York, New York (United States)
  4. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (United States)
  5. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)
  6. Department of Radiation Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida (United States)
  7. Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)
  8. Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey (United States)
  9. Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22648715
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics; Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; EMPLOYMENT; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; RADIOTHERAPY

Citation Formats

Ahmed, Awad A., Holliday, Emma B., Ileto, Jan, Yoo, Stella K., Green, Michael, Orman, Amber, Deville, Curtiland, Jagsi, Reshma, Haffty, Bruce G., and Wilson, Lynn D., E-mail: Lynn.wilson@yale.edu. Close to Home: Employment Outcomes for Recent Radiation Oncology Graduates. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/J.IJROBP.2016.02.002.
Ahmed, Awad A., Holliday, Emma B., Ileto, Jan, Yoo, Stella K., Green, Michael, Orman, Amber, Deville, Curtiland, Jagsi, Reshma, Haffty, Bruce G., & Wilson, Lynn D., E-mail: Lynn.wilson@yale.edu. Close to Home: Employment Outcomes for Recent Radiation Oncology Graduates. United States. doi:10.1016/J.IJROBP.2016.02.002.
Ahmed, Awad A., Holliday, Emma B., Ileto, Jan, Yoo, Stella K., Green, Michael, Orman, Amber, Deville, Curtiland, Jagsi, Reshma, Haffty, Bruce G., and Wilson, Lynn D., E-mail: Lynn.wilson@yale.edu. Fri . "Close to Home: Employment Outcomes for Recent Radiation Oncology Graduates". United States. doi:10.1016/J.IJROBP.2016.02.002.
@article{osti_22648715,
title = {Close to Home: Employment Outcomes for Recent Radiation Oncology Graduates},
author = {Ahmed, Awad A. and Holliday, Emma B. and Ileto, Jan and Yoo, Stella K. and Green, Michael and Orman, Amber and Deville, Curtiland and Jagsi, Reshma and Haffty, Bruce G. and Wilson, Lynn D., E-mail: Lynn.wilson@yale.edu},
abstractNote = {Purpose: To characterize the practice type and location of radiation oncology (RO) residents graduating in 2013. Methods and Materials: Graduates completing RO residency in 2013 were identified, and for each, postgraduate practice setting (academic vs private practice) and location were identified. Characteristics of the graduates, including details regarding their institutions of medical school and residency education, were collected and analyzed. Results: Data were obtained from 146 of the 154 RO graduates from the class of 2013. Employment data were available for 142 graduates. Approximately one-third of graduates were employed in the same state as residency (36.6%), approximately two-thirds (62.0%) in the same region as residency, and nearly three-fourths (73.9%) in the same region as medical school or residency completion. Of the 66 graduates (46.5%) working in academics, 40.9% were at the same institution where they completed residency. Most trainees (82.4%) attended medical schools with RO residency programs. Conclusions: Although personal factors may attract students to train in a particular area, the location of medical school and residency experiences may influence RO graduate practice location choice. Trends in the geographic distribution of graduating radiation oncologists can help identify and better understand disparities in access to RO care. Steps to improve access to RO care may include interventions at the medical student or resident level, such as targeting students at medical schools without associated residency programs and greater resident exposure to underserved areas.},
doi = {10.1016/J.IJROBP.2016.02.002},
journal = {International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics},
number = 3,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}