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Program Structure

1st YEAR EXPERIENCE

The first year is an immersive experience in didactic education in the basic sciences and allied clinical sciences, prior to clinical gynecologic oncology training in the subsequent clinical years. The first-year fellow is enrolled in the ‘Science of Clinical Investigation (SOCI)’ program at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. The SOCI program is a full one-year certificate award graduate science program that provides education in basic sciences of statistics, research methods, ethics, analytical methods, and scientific writing.

2ND AND 3RD YEARS EXPERIENCE

The clinical fellows will be attached to each attending physician at York Hospital, as part of a team structure, to enhance focused learning and teaching, as well as continuous care for the patient while the fellow is on team assignment.

Each team will swap fellow every 3 months, to allow for even clinical experiences, case volumes and patient load through the academic year.

ELECTIVES

The fellows are expected to complete clinical elective rotations in the following allied specialties:

Pathology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, urology, thoracic surgery, breast surgery/oncology, and critical care medicine/surgery.

GLOBAL HEALTH OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

Each year, the second and third year fellows are given the opportunity to participate in a two-week overseas healthcare mission involving healthcare personnel from York Hospital Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia. This opportunity is partly supported with a stipend provided through the Global Health Programs Department at York Hospital.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM CORE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

GYNECOLOGIC TUMOR BOARD

The gynecologic tumor board is an essential multi-disciplinary care-driven and quality control meeting. This activity occurs monthly, and has the participation of the gynecologic oncology division and pathology department.

MONTHLY LECTURES

The yearly lecture schedule covers a comprehensive list of lecture topics in gynecologic oncology and ancillary subject areas. Occasionally, invited persons may provide educational materials/product updates.

JOURNAL CLUB

Journal club meeting occurs monthly, attended by the faculty and the fellows.

The first-year fellow discusses foundational, classic studies that are essential to current clinical practice. The second-year fellow discusses scholarly articles on current established practice guidelines. The third-year fellow discusses scientific articles of preferably recent publication, in order to highlight newer relevant gynecologic oncology knowledge.

MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS, RESEARCH

Fellows are encouraged to attend relevant national and regional meetings, and are also encouraged to present academic work at such meetings.

Each fellow is expected to perform a research project for submission by the end of the fellowship training, as part of the requirements for successful graduation from the program. It is expected that the research study be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

FELLOWS ROTATION CHART

  JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
YR 1 ORIENT SOCI   SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI GYN PATH SOCI UROL SOCI MED ONC   SOCI RAD ONC SOCI SURG ONC SOCI SICU SOCI SICU
YR 2 GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC ELECT GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC    
YR 3 GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC ELECT GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC

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