Characterizing critical predictors of an academic career following head and neck fellowship in otolaryngology

Neeraj V. Suresh, Mary Jue Xu, Jacob Harris, Eesha Balar, Louis Xavier Barrette, Kevin T. Chorath, Alvaro G. Moreira, Karthik Rajasekaran

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Abstract

Background: Historically, graduating head and neck (HN) fellows outpace available academic HN positions, resulting in a highly competitive job market. We identified factors that associate with full-time academic HN positions post-HN fellowship. Methods: Graduates of American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)-accredited fellowships from 2005 to 2017 (n = 356) were extracted from the AHNS website. Results: From 2015 to 2017, the supply–demand mismatch for academic HN jobs improved. Of the 57.3% (n = 204) of graduating HN fellows who entered academia, 64% (n = 130) trained at just 10 fellowship institutions, 47% (n = 94) attended OHNS residency at an NIH top 40 funded institution, and 54% (n = 111) attended OHNS residency at an AHNS-accredited institution offering HN fellowship. After multivariate regression, number of manuscripts (OR = 1.14; p = 0.01) was significantly associated with initial academic job post-fellowship. Conclusion: The recent improvement in supply–demand mismatch for academic jobs is promising for future HN fellows interested in academia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2708-2716
Number of pages9
JournalHead and Neck
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • ENT
  • academic
  • fellowship
  • head and neck surgery
  • otolaryngology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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