Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Websites: A Comprehensive Assessment and Cross-Sectional Content Analysis

Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2023 Jul 28:15:84506. doi: 10.52965/001c.84506. eCollection 2023.


This manuscript evaluates the utility of Musculoskeletal Oncology (MSK Oncology) fellowship program websites and identifies areas for improvement. This study identified 20 MSK Oncology programs using two public databases, allocated 45 criteria domains into 6 categories, and evaluated each program independently. MSK Oncology programs had limited information (34%) on their websites, particularly under the "People" category. It is recommended that programs include more information about current fellows and their training background, faculty publications, and alumni descriptions. MSK Oncology program websites should contain necessary information for prospective applicants, particularly considering the increased virtual world during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Websites should be more comprehensive for applicants in their process of choosing their preferred programs and submitting their rank order lists.

Keywords: content; fellowship; musculoskeletal oncology; orthopedic oncology; websites.

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