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Title: Choice of the specialty of diagnostic radiology by results of the competitive examination to assign residency positions from 2006 to 2015
Other title: Análisis de la elección de la especialidad de radiodiagnóstico en el examen MIR desde el año 2006 hasta 2015
Author(s): Murias Quintana, Eduardo
Sánchez Lasheras, Fernando
Fernández Somoano, Ana
Romeo Ladrero, José M.
Costilla García, Serafín Marcos
Cadenas Rodríguez, M.
Baladrón Romero, Jaime
Issue date: 2017
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rx.2017.03.001
Citation: Radiología, 59(3), p. 232-246 (2017); doi:10.1016/j.rx.2017.03.001
Format extent: p. 232-246
Abstract: Objective: To analyze the profile of residency candidates choosing the specialty of diagnostic radiology in function of variables related to the positions available in different years. Materials and methods: We compiled the data published on the Spanish Ministry of Health’s website during the acts celebrated to allow residency candidates to choose positions based on the results of the competitive examinations held from 2006 to 2015, comparing the specialty of diagnostic radiology with the other specialties available in terms of positions available, net questions, sex, nationality, and order of choice of the position. Results: The specialty of diagnostic radiology occupied the 16th position in the ranking of specialties according to the median number of order in the choice for each of the positions offered in the years studied. The first diagnostic radiology residency position was usually assigned after 75 candidates had chosen other specialties, and the last position was usually assigned after 3700---4100 candidates had chosen their positions. During the period studied, of those who chose diagnostic radiology 58% were women and 76% were Spanish nationality. Candidates preferred hospitals in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and the hospital chosen with the lowest median position (highest score on the competitive examination) was the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Conclusions: Diagnostic radiology is chosen by candidates with good positioning in the ranking according to official examination results, is less likely than other specialties to be chosen by women, and is chosen mostly by Spanish physicians. Candidates prefer large hospitals in provincial capitals
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10651/43502
ISSN: 0033-8338
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