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Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program


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Program Overview 

The gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Colorado is a three-year program accepting one fellow per year. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado started its fellowship in 2009. The primary goals of our program are 1) to educate obstetrician-gynecologists in the comprehensive management of women with cancer of the reproductive organs, and 2) to foster the development and maturation of future academic physician-scientists and leaders within the field of gynecologic oncology. 

Our program is primarily based at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora, Colorado. We are a 620 bed hospital, including 120 ICU beds, that is a tertiary care center servicing Colorado and it’s surrounding states. We also service Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) located in downtown Denver. This is a tertiary center with 525 inpatient beds, 47 ICU beds, that serves as the city’s public health hospital. 

We consider some of our program strengths to include: 

  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. 


Application Information

2017 Application
The application deadline is April 30th, 2017 for fellowship beginning July 2018.

Application Requirements 

  1. ERAS Application: https://www.aamc.org/students/eras/ 
  2. Updated CV 
  3. CREOG & USMLE Scores 
  4. 3 Letters of reference 
  5. Personal Statement

Please ensure you registered with NRMP in order to apply: www.nrmp.org​

Please send 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.

For additional questions please contact: 

Jenna Hoyland 
Fellowship Coordinator
12631 East 17th Avenue
Room 4403, B198-6
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 724-2014
Fax: (303) 724-2055

Faculty 


Associate Professor


Kian Behbakht, MD
Professor, Division Chief 

Bradley Corr, MD
Assistant Professor​​

Saketh Guntupalli, MD
Assistant Professor, Fellowship Director

​Carolyn Lefkowits, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor


Fellows


​​Georgina Cheng, MD​
Class of 2017
Residency: Michigan State University, Sparrow Hospital

Christopher Breed, MD​
Class of 2018
Residency: University of Michigan​

Amin Ramzan, MD
Class of 2019
Residency: Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California​
 
Program Details

Year one of the fellowship is devoted to the study of basic science and translational research in gynecologic oncology. Years two and three are 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 the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Denver Health Medical Center (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 junior fellow who will go to DHMC two Tuesdays per month for surgery and two Wednesdays per month for gynecologic oncology clinic. The senior fellow also has opportunity to rotate in the operating room several days per month with a private gynecologic oncology group located in southern Denver.

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. 

We offer, and highly encourage, the following graduate courses to be completed during the first year of fellowship: 

  1. BIOS 6601: Biostatistics with lab 
  2. 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)  ​​​​​​​​