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Balance in Radiation Oncology Workforce Supply and Demand Predicted through 2030

Posted: March 7, 2023

On behalf of the ASTRO Board of Directors and the ASTRO Workforce Task Force, we are pleased to announce that the wait is over. The final report of the radiation oncology workforce study commissioned by ASTRO and conducted by Health Management Associates (HMA) is now out.

A Look Ahead at the Radiation Oncology Workforce in the United States

Posted: March 1, 2022

ASTRO is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of Health Management Associates to conduct a thorough analysis of the expected workforce needs in radiation oncology over the next decade. The Workforce Task Force Chair Bruce Haffty, MD, FASTRO, and co-chairs Chirag Shah, MD, and Pranshu Mohindra, MD, discuss this process and provide further context around the radiation oncology workforce.

Best Practices for Residency Applicant Review and Selection

Posted: February 9, 2022

When embarking on the residency selection process for your training program, it is important to recognize that attracting applicants with relevant attributes and experiences is vital for shoring up the strength of our specialty while meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. We provide some do’s and don’ts to consider during each phase of the recruitment season, followed by additional resources for context and further reading.

The Future of our Field

Posted: January 5, 2021

In recognition of ongoing questions about the expansion in residency training positions and their impact on the field, the ASTRO Board of Directors issued a position statement: “The future of the U.S. radiation oncology workforce.” 

A Commitment to the Field

Posted: March 11, 2020

Ahead of Match Day on March 20, ASTRO Chair Ted DeWeese, MD, FASTRO, discusses the likely imbalance between the number of programs offering positions and the number of students who match into the radiation oncology specialty and what the Society has done over the past year to address some of the field’s challenges.

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