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Gynecologic Oncology

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at York Hospital, Pennsylvania, offers a three-year subspecialty training program experience in gynecologic oncology for qualified trainees. Our fellowship training program is approved and fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE YORK HOSPITAL GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The training program was established in 2006, under the leadership of Dr. Timothy McGuinness, DO and Dr. Ronald Hempling, MD. These accomplished clinicians had envisioned an academic, community hospital based clinical training program designed to train and prepare gynecologic oncologists for clinical practice in any setting they graduated into. The training program has since maintained continuous full accreditation, and continues to attract interest from qualified applicants all over the country.  The program is currently in the process of applying for American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation in order to adopt a uniform curriculum with allopathic training programs, in the upcoming years.

All clinical training activities are based in the facilities of York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania. York Hospital is a large academic teaching and community hospital in South Central Pennsylvania, providing acute and non-acute care to residents of counties in central and southern Pennsylvania, as well as northern Maryland. The hospital has an accredited level I trauma center, and has one of the busiest emergency/acute care departments in Pennsylvania. The gynecologic oncology division supports a high-volume referral clinical service based at the hospital, which utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and tools for the treatment of all gynecologic cancers. The gynecologic oncology office suites have a chemotherapy infusion unit which is fully staffed with licensed chemotherapy nurses, and other support staff.

Our graduating fellows have successfully integrated into various clinical practice settings throughout the USA.

The Mission Statement of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship training program:

To train gynecologic oncology fellows to the highest standards of knowledge attainment, in preparation for successful independent practice in all aspects of gynecologic oncology.

Foundational Values of The Fellowship Program

EDUCATION:  Our fellows-in-training, and rotating residents are immersed in a rigorous educational program that is intended to provide the didactic basis for evidence-based clinical practice.

SERVICE: Fellows consolidate their clinical skills through supervision in evidence-based clinical care of patients.

RESEARCH: Fellows are encouraged to be inquisitive, and are taught the scientific method for investigating and answering clinical research questions.

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