The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Denver started its fellowship program in Gynecologic Oncology as of July 2009 with two first year fellows. The program is part of the ERAS match for fellows beginning in 2010. Below you will find some information about this program.
1. To educate obstetrician-gynecologists in the comprehensive management of women with cancer of the reproductive organs.
2. To foster the development and maturation of future academic physician-scientists and leaders within the field of gynecologic oncology.
1. A new state-of-the art medical campus.
2. A tradition of stable and progressive leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center.
3. An integrated collaborative molecular and cellular biology laboratory dedicated specifically to research in gynecologic oncology.
4. Four fellowship trained gynecologic oncologists, each trained at a different institution and providing diversity in faculty experience
5. Two practice sites, providing diversity in patient population.
6. Primary institution is the NCI designated University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center and U.S. News and World Report top 20 University of Colorado Hospital.
7. On-site Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) program, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program, and K-12 Paul Calabrese Clinical Oncology Scholars award programs for continued academic career growth after fellowship.
Year one of the fellowship will be devoted to the study of basic science and translational research in gynecologic oncology. Years two and three will be devoted to building on the foundations of the first year and acquiring increasing knowledge, skills, and attendant responsibility.
A structured teaching format throughout the fellowship at both sites (University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Denver Health Medical Center, a public-tax supported county hospital (DHMC)) will be used to attain these goals. Both sites have been staffed by the full time faculty of the University of Colorado Denver Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and Residency program for greater than 30 years.
DHMC is an integral part of the graduate medical education program of the University of Colorado Denver. DHMC provides care to the uninsured population of Denver County and shares all faculty and residents with UCH. Furthermore, DHMC provides diversity to the experience of the fellow and highlights the issues of patients covered under public funding of healthcare.
The second and third year fellows (clinical fellows) will have duties every day at UCH with the exception of the senior fellow who will go to DHMC on Tuesdays (surgery) and the junior fellow who will go to DHMC on Wednesdays (gynecologic oncology clinic).
Fellows will round and teach the practical aspects of inpatient care to the residents and medical students. The junior fellow will lead rounds and the senior fellow will supervise (or either fellow will round when both fellows are not present). Attending staff (one assigned every day to formally round on all patients) will oversee that clinical decision making. Progressive responsibility will be provided by allowing the junior fellow to receive clinical information first and formulate a plan, the senior fellow to process presented information and modify the plan and both to discuss the outcome prior to presenting it to the attending staff. During the day, faculty will be immediately available on site for supervision.
Required Graduate Course
The research fellow is required to complete two graduate level courses (with final examinations) during the first year:
BIOS 6601: Biostatistics with lab
CLSC 7500: Practical Application of Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques for the Clinical Investigator(this university-wide course is led by Andrew Bradford, Ph.D., a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
The following weekly seminars are among those sponsored by the University of Colorado Cancer Center and are suggested for the fellow:
- Cancer Symposium Series Tuesdays 11am - noon
- Hormone Related Malignancies Seminar Wednesdays 11 am - noon
- Program in Reproductive Sciences Seminar Tuesdays 4 pm - 5 pm
Application Requirements and Directions
The application deadline is May 31. We will require the standard ERAS Application, CV, CREOG and USMLE scores, three Letters of Reference and a Personal Statement. Please send your additional application materials as email attachments to fellowships.OBGYN@ucdenver.edu. Please state in this email that you are applying for the GYN ONC fellowship.
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