To quantify the employment status of 1995 graduates of radiation oncology training programs in the United States.
All senior residents (149) and fellows (36) who completed training in 1995 were mailed an employment survey questionnaire by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO).
Telephone follow-up of nonrespondents achieved a 100% response rate.
Twenty graduates who chose to continue training and five who returned to their home countries were removed from the study.
Of the 160 who attempted to enter the U.S. workforce, 106 were men and 54 were women.
Initial job status and job status at 6-8 months following graduation were determined.
Unemployment was 6.9% at graduation and 4.4% at 6-8 months.
Underemployment (part-time employment) was 10.6% at graduation and 11.9% at 6-8 months postgraduation.
Of those working part-time 6-8 months after graduation, 63% (12 of 19) did so involuntarily after unsuccessfully seeking full-time employment.
For the 20 graduates who chose to continue training with fellowships, seven (35%) did so solely to avoid unemployment, four (20%) were partially influenced by the job market, and nine (45%) were not influenced by the job market.
Adverse employment search outcome was defined as being either unemployed as a radiation oncologist or involuntarily working part-time.
Excluding those who chose to work part-time, a total of 19 (11. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cancérologie, Radiothérapie, Médecin, Emploi, Enquête, Marché travail, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cancerology, Radiotherapy, Physician, Employment, Survey, Labour market, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0232979
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.