I Can't Breathe: The Continued Disproportionate Exclusion of Black Physicians in the United States Radiation Oncology Workforce

Elsevier, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 108, 15 November 2020
Deville C., Cruickshank I., Chapman C.H., Hwang W.-T., Wyse R., Ahmed A.A. et al.
Purpose: Black physicians remain disproportionately underrepresented in certain medical specialties, yet comprehensive assessments in radiation oncology (RO) are lacking. Our purpose was to report current and historical representation trends for Black physicians in the US RO workforce. Methods and Materials: Public registries were used to assess significant differences in 2016 representation for US vs RO Black academic full-time faculty, residents, and applicants. Historical changes from 1970 to 2016 were reported descriptively. Linear regression was used to assess significant changes for Black residents and faculty from 1995 to 2016. Results: In 2016, Black people represented 3.2% vs 1.5% (P