Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: Dr Schrock argues that other factors,
such as employment opportunities, are also important in determining specialty
choice. We agree. In fact, a study1 we cited
reported that the strength of the job market was associated with the relative
attractiveness of diagnostic radiology as a specialty. Additional factors
not included in our model, such as employment opportunities and others, could
account for the variation in specialty preference not captured by our model.
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