Gender and the radiology workforce: results of the 2014 ACR Workforce Survey

Bluth, Edward I., Bansal, Swati, Macura, Katarzyna J., Fielding, Julia and Hang Truong (2015) Gender and the radiology workforce: results of the 2014 ACR Workforce Survey. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12 2: 155-157. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2014.07.040

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Author Bluth, Edward I.
Bansal, Swati
Macura, Katarzyna J.
Fielding, Julia
Hang Truong
Title Gender and the radiology workforce: results of the 2014 ACR Workforce Survey
Journal name Journal of the American College of Radiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1546-1440
Publication date 2015-02
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.07.040
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 157
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: As part of the 2014 ACR Human Resources Commission Workforce Survey, an assessment of the gender of the U.S. radiologist workforce was undertaken. Radiologist gender in relation to type of practice, work location, leadership roles, and full- versus part-time employment have not previously been assessed by this survey.

Methods: The survey was completed by group leaders in radiology identified through the Practice of Radiology Environment Database.

Results: The response rate to the survey was 22%, representing 35% of all practicing radiologists. The survey found that 78% of the radiology workforce is male, and 22% female. Among the men, 58% work in private practice, and 18% in the academic/university environment; among women, percentages were 43% and 31%, respectively. Of all physician leads, 85% are men, 15% women. Of the full-time radiologists, 15% of men are practice leaders compared with 11% of women.

Conclusions: Fewer women than men are in private practice. More women than men practice in academic/university environments. Among part-time radiologists, there are more men than women, but significantly more women work part time than men. Women are in the minority among practice leaders.
Keyword Gender analysis employment
Radiologist employment by gender
Radiologist workforce
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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