Top Concerns of Radiation Oncology Trainees in 2019: Job Market, Board Examinations, and Residency Expansion.

Published on Jan 1, 2020in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics5.859
· DOI :10.1016/J.IJROBP.2019.07.006
Jenna M. Kahn12
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(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University),
Chelain R. Goodman13
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(NU: Northwestern University)
+ 6 AuthorsLauren E. Colbert13
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(University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
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