Interest in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency: Can Google Trends be a predictive tool?

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Abstract

Google Trends, an online internet search tool, was used to evaluate the association between the U.S. senior applicant pool for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Oto-HNS) residency programs and internet search queries for Oto-HNS residency. Retrospective analysis was performed on the relative search interest for Oto-HNS residencies using Google Trends. Google Trends data was compiled and compared to the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) data. Analysis demonstrated a recent decrease in relative search volume interest in Oto-HNS residencies. The Google Trends analysis mirrored the data from the NRMP which reported a relative decrease in the number of medical school graduate applicants in the field of Oto-HNS. These results suggest that online search tools such as Google Trends may be a useful tool providing insight into the interests of medical school graduates in Oto-HNS residency.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 4 Sep 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, United States
Duration: 27 Feb 202028 Feb 2020

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020
CountryUnited States
CityTulsa
Period27/02/2028/02/20

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    Johnson, A. L., Torgerson, T., Cooper, C., Corcoran, A., Hamilton, T., & Vassar, M. (2020). Interest in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency: Can Google Trends be a predictive tool?. Poster session presented at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020, Tulsa, United States. https://shareok.org/handle/11244/324210