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Table 3 of this paper ( http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/166 ) seems to imply that there's a huge difference in physician satisfaction for those involved with Hematology Oncology (score of 0.13) in comparison with Medical Oncology (score of 0.43).

Wth? Could this mostly be a result of the small sample size and just bad sample representativeness? I feel like their jobs are similar enough to not have much of a difference in satisfaction.

Edit: Here's the link to the table:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/166/table/T3
 

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Well, there are not a lot of physicians in the survey so who knows how accurate those numbers are...

However people who are boarded in Med Onc only verses Hem/Onc only tend to be academic oncologists. Those physicians usually have less clinical hours, are less motivated by money, and are interested and participate in research which adds more to their jobs. Some people hate research, but those who do, obviously won't be in academics, so usually those who participate in research enjoy it and adds something more to their lives.