Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Length of Training: 3 years
Number of fellow slots each year: 1
Typical academic year start date: August 1
Strengths of the Program
- The commitment of the faculty to outstanding training is the most important factor.
- Fellows receive extensive surgical exposure to radical gynecologic oncology procedures under the guidance of the Gynecologic Oncology faculty.
- The surgical volume at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – we are a referral hospital for our five-state area with an average daily census of between 15 and 18 patients.
- The division has an active research program that an Endowed Chair for Gynecologic Oncology Research includes clinical, basic science and translational research.
- The division promotes a strong interdisciplinary perspective to its teaching and patient care.
- 3-Year Program – A minimum of 24 months of clinical training is required for each Fellow which includes off-service rotations in colorectal surgery, radiation oncology, and SICU; A minimum of 12 months of protected time for research is required for each Fellow.
- Call Responsibilities: Fellow call does not exceed the following maximums average over a 4-week period:
- Three 12-hour week nights home call
- Two 12-hour weekend home call
- University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
- Gynecologic Oncology inpatient unit and Gynecologic Cancer Center outpatient clinic
- Southdale Hospital
- Administrative Stipend – When funds are available, each Fellow will receive a total allowance of $1200 per year for costs such as license/membership renewal fees, travel or other costs. These funds are available on August 1 of each year.
- Research Stipend – When funds are available, non-training grant fellows will be awarded $7500 towards research activities and travel to be used during the length of training. These funds are interchangeable with the yearly administrative stipend. These funds are not renewable; they will be available August 1 of the first year of the fellowship.
Some of the gynecologic oncology fellowship educational activities include:
- Patient care conference (weekly)
- M&M conference (weekly)
- Pathology conference (bimonthly)
- Journal Club (monthly)
- Chapter reviews (monthly)
- Grand Rounds (monthly)
- Fellows' Research Symposium (bi-monthly)
- Didactic lectures (monthly)
- Consensus conferences—A full day reserved to discuss all research ongoing in the division of Gynecologic Oncology (twice yearly)
- Graduate courses:
- Biostatistics (required)
- Cancer Epidemiology or Cancer Biology
Fellows are encouraged to initiate new research projects and seek collaboration with other departments; however, they can also be guided into existing research. Fellows are required to complete and defend a thesis by the end of the program.
Fellowship Program Director