Using Holistic Residency Applicant Review and Selection in Radiation Oncology to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion, an ASTRO SCAROP-ADROP-ARRO Collaboration. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics Jimenez, R. B., Pinnix, C. C., Juang, T., Franco, I., Sim, A. J., Siker, M., Vapiwala, N., Chino, F., Shinohara, E. T., Metz, J., Winkfield, K. M., Suneja, G., Deville, C., Gibbs, I. C. 2023


Disproportionate gender, racial, and ethnic diversity remains in the radiation oncology physician workforce despite widespread awareness and longitudinal efforts to improve representation. In this collaborative review, we define the rationale and components of holistic review and how it can be best utilized to provide a comprehensive evaluation of applicants to residency programs in radiation oncology. We initially discuss the current state of diversity in the field of radiation oncology and highlight the components of the residency selection process that may serve to perpetuate existing biases. Subsequently, the ACGME and AAMC holistic review framework is reviewed in detail to demonstrate the balanced assessment of potential applicants. The implementation of holistic review in medical school and residency selection to-date are examined to underscore the potential value of holistic review in the radiation oncology residency selection process. Finally, recommendations for the practical implementation of holistic review in radiation oncology trainee selection are outlined.

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