Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) 2016 Annual Survey results
Expanded from the print edition

November 2016 - Vol. 35, No. 10

Peter Vila, MD, MSPH
2015-2016 SRF Vice Chair
Washington University St. Louis, MO

The SRF vice chair develops and reports the results of the SRF Annual Survey. I thank the residents and fellows who participated in this survey and allowed us to obtain the important information. It is my hope that the information contained in this report will help to enrich our training and ensure that we are maximizing the potential of our training programs.

Of the 341 who answered the survey 39 percent were female and 61 percent were male. The respondents identified the following Intended Future Practice Settings: academic 45.7 percent; private practice 19.9 percent; hospitalist 6.7 percent; military 3.2 percent; and don’t know yet 24.3 percent.

Future academic plans and areas of practice were identified as these:

Fellowship Plans N (%)
Plan to pursue 157 (46.0)
Don’t know yet 75 (22.0)
Matched for a fellowship 68 (19.9)
Do not plan to pursue fellowship 41 (12.0)
Intended Subspecialty
Head and Neck 56 (23.6)
Pediatrics 51 (21.5)
Facial Plastics 37 (15.6)
Otology/Neurotology 26 (11.0)
Rhinology/Sinus/Allergy 25 (10.5)
Laryngology 14 (5.9)
Sleep Medicine 8 (3.4)
Skull Base 7 (3.0)
Other 13 (5.5)