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YORK HOSPITAL GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

BASIC SCIENCE AND RESEARCH YEAR EXPERIENCE
The research year is an immersive experience in didactic education in the basic sciences and allied clinical sciences.The reseach 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. The program is supported by funds provided by WellSpan York Hospital.

CLINICAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
The clinical fellows will be attached to each attending physician at York Hospital, as part of a team structure, to enhance focused clinical learning, as well as continuous care for the patient while the fellow is on team assignment.  Each team swaps fellows every 3 months, to allow for even clinical experiences,case volumes and patient load through the academic year.

ELECTIVES
The fellows have the opportunity to complete a month of clinical elective rotation in one of the following allied specialties of their choice:  Pathology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, urology, thoracic surgery, breast surgery/oncology and critical care medicine/surgery.

GLOBAL HEATH OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Each year, the clinical 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. The 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.                                                                               

LECTURES
The yearly lecture schedule covers a comprehensive list of bi-weekly 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 research year fellow discusses foundational, classic studies that are essential to current clinical practice. The junior clinical year fellow discusses scholarly articles on current established practice guidelines. The senior fellow discusses scientific articles of preferably recent publication, in order to highlight newer relevant gynecologic oncology knowledge.                                                                                                                          

MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
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, and eligibility for board certification. It is expected that the research study should be published in a peer-reviewed journal.                                                                                                 

ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES

  • Yearly Departmental Debate Meeting
  • Yearly Research Day Presentation
  • York Hospital Graduate Medical Education Quarterly grand rounds lecture to the general gynecology department
  • Surgical skills training with gynecology residents

                                                                        

FELLOWS ROTATION CHART

  JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
YR 1 GYN ONC GYN ONC  GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC ELECT  GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC
YR 2 ORIENT SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI SOCI    
YR 3 GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC ELECT GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC GYN ONC

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