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Table 3 Distribution of the included publications by category, and the number of publications in the United States of America (USA), other countries (Others), and their total

From: A scoping review of medical education research for residents in radiation oncology

Topic area (detailed subjects)No. of publications (%)
USAOthersTotal
National, Regional, or Organizational Research52 (66.7)30 (44.1)82 (56.2)
Curriculum Design Research20 (25.6)29 (42.6)50 (34.2)
Training-related (training content, needs, environment, examination, quality, fellowship, and mentorship)15 (19.2)10 (14.7)25 (17.1)
Contouring-related (contouring, anatomy, and imaging)8 (10.3)12 (17.6)20 (13.7)
Career-related (resident matching, career choice, and employment)12 (15.4)3 (4.4)17 (11.6)
Technology-related (e-learning, mobile technology, online learning, online tool, and virtual environment)6 (7.7)10 (14.7)16 (11.0)
Resident well-being (stress, finance, workplace bullying, parenthood, and policy)11 (14.1)4 (5.9)15 (10.3)
Multidisciplinary training (interprofessional, internationals, and CME credit)5 (6.4)9 (13.2)14 (9.6)
Research-related (research training, productivity, and trend)10 (12.8)3 (4.4)13 (8.9)
Professionalism (communication skills, ethics, and clinical reasoning)4 (5.1)8 (11.7)12 (8.2)
Treatment quality (safety and quality, and error-disclosure)5 (6.4)3 (4.4)8 (5.5)
Supportive care (palliative treatment, cancer survivorship, and geriatric oncology)6 (7.7)2 (2.9)8 (5.5)
Review2 (2.6)5 (7.2)8 (5.5)
Special modality (particle therapy, brachytherapy, and SRS)4 (5.1)2 (2.9)6 (4.1)
Basic science (radiation biology and medical physics)3 (3.8)03 (2.1)
Gender issue (Gender and pregnancy)2 (2.6)02 (1.4)
Learning process01 (1.5)1 (0.7)
Teaching training (teacher training and resident-as-teacher)000