Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Workforce
ASPHO has identified workforce as one of its strategic goals and therefore believes it is important to have an accurate assessment of the current PHO landscape. With continual changes in the clinical practice of medicine, including care delivery models, ASPHO is dedicated to maintaining pertinent workforce data and developed a Workforce Strategy, approved by the Board in 2020, to guide its work. Four key objectives of the strategy are noted below.
- Outreach to engage residents and medical students to highlight the profession.
- Increase our understanding of the current PHO workforce landscape via comprehensive collection, assessment and reporting of workforce data (as described below).
- Provide education/programs on career opportunities and development (e.g., mentoring, career path highlights, post-PHO fellowship directory, etc.)
- Collaborate with external partners to enhance understanding and create opportunities for the pediatric workforce
To learn more, read the detailed Workforce Strategy and corresponding objectives.
ASPHO Workforce Publications
The following publications are based on data obtained from our previous workforce surveys:
- The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology workforce assessment: Part 1- Current State of the Workforce
- The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology workforce assessment: Part 2- Implications for Fellowship Training
ASPHO Workforce Surveys
Workforce and Productivity Survey
The Workforce and Productivity survey of PHO Division Directors helps to provide comprehensive data and up-to-date figures regarding workforce and productivity trends in the PHO field, including information on physicians, hospitalists and advanced practice providers. The ASPHO Practice Committee provides oversight of this survey.
Compensation and Benefits Survey
ASPHO typically distributes a physician compensation survey in five years intervals, with the goal of obtaining subspecialty compensation and productivity data for its members’ individual understanding and use in practice management. Conducting this survey repeatedly allows development of longitudinal data for the field. The ASPHO Practice Committee provides oversight of this survey.
Employment of Graduating Fellows Survey
This survey asks US PHO Fellowship program Directors to provide data on graduating fellow employment outcomes to help better understand current trends of post-fellowship employment. The ASPHO Training Committee provides oversight of this survey. Please visit the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Fellowship Match Data and Reports for historical data related to the PHO match.
Third-Year Fellow Survey
The Third Year Fellow Survey is fielded to help understand the post-fellowship plans and perceptions of job opportunities, among third-year fellows training in US pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship programs. This data assists in giving us a better understanding of the employment landscape in PHO. The ASPHO Practice Committee provides oversight of this survey.
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Pediatric Physicians Workforce Data Book, 2019-2020 estimates that there are currently between 2,500- 2,700 Board-certified US-based PHO physicians (age 70 or under), with a total of around 3,622 physicians ever certified in PHO. Please refer to section 4.9 (page 110) of the data book for PHO specific data. For further workforce data regarding PHO and other pediatric subspecialties, including further fellowship statistics, access Interactive ABP Workforce Data.