Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

OVERVIEW

The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and

Gynecology. We accept one fellow per year for a 3-year fellowship.

  • Year 1 of the fellowship is spent doing research in the basic science laboratories.
  • Year 2 of the fellowship is at the Moffitt Cancer Center, which is an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are four full-time, gynecologic oncologists (Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA, Hye Sook Chon, MD, Mian M. Shahzad, MD, PhD, and Robert Wenham, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS. They have a heavy patient load which translates both to a large volume of radical abdomino-pelvic surgery as well as a high volume of outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy.
  • Year 3 of the fellowship is spent at Tampa General Hospital working one-on-one with Dr. Mitchel Hoffman. While still clinically very active, the experience is slightly different than at the Moffitt Cancer Center. The surgical mix is different. At Tampa General Hospital there is a large volume of radical pelvic surgery but also a significant volume of other types of tertiary gynecologic procedures. Fellows assume a greater level of independence both surgically and in day to day clinical decision making. Fellows have a close working relationship with the radiation oncologist. Tampa General Hospital is the main teaching hospital for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. There is also an opportunity to participate more extensively in departmental activities. 

GOALS

The goals of this program are to ensure that gynecologic oncologists maintain the highest standards in clinical areas with continued emphasis on all medical and clinical skills required for the comprehensive management of the patient with gynecologic cancer. More specifically, fellow will do the following.

  • Develop the leadership and communication skills necessary to treat women with gynecologic cancers in a complex multidisciplinary environment.
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of the principles, applications and complications of radiation oncology relevant to gynecologic cancer treatment.
  • Provide the fellow with the opportunity for structured clinical research, basic laboratory research and development of additional clinical skills.
  • Improve the fellow’s understanding of the latest scientific techniques and clinical knowledge, thus facilitating collaboration with other scientists and clinicians.
  • Contribute to the education of obstetrics and gynecology residents and medical students.
  • Enhance the academic contributions of the fellows to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Increase the opportunities for the fellows in academic pursuits. 

DIDACTICS

For information on didactics see the overview at the following link. http://health.usf.edu/NR/rdonlyres/7736A563-2F47-44E5-BD43-FE1651FD3F7E/50155/GYNONCBrochure2015.pdf 

RESEARCH

Fellows are heavily exposed to clinical research during this time. Moffitt Cancer Center serves as the Parent Institute for affiliates in the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and Robert Wenham, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS is part of the Experimental Therapeutics/Phase I Division. 

DIRECTOR

Mitchel Hoffman, MD
USF Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Tampa General Cancer Center
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: 813-844-7564
Fax: 813-844-5882 

COORDINATOR         

Quincy Pier
2 Tampa General Circle
USF STC – 6th Floor
Tampa, FL 33606
813-259-8876
qyott@health.usf.edu

FACULTY MEMBERS            

Sachin Apte, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Hye Sook Chon, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Mitchel Hoffman, MD, University of South Florida
Mian Shahzad, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Robert Wenham, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center

ELIGIBILITY AND EXPECTATIONS

The University of South Florida participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). You may obtain detailed information on how to apply by contacting the ECFMG or by visiting the AAMC-ERAS Website. When completing your application, please be sure include all documentation listed below. Additionally, please be sure to update ERAS with any changes of address, telephone number or other important changes or honors received (AOA). USF can host J1 visas only. 

OPEN POSITIONS PER YEAR: 1 

TIMELINE                                           

  • Applications are due in mid-May.
  • Interviews are in August.
  • All applicants will be notified of their application status by mid-June.
  • The program starts July 1. 

SALARY, BENEFITS, CONTRACT    

GME handbook (including sample contract and benefits) can be found at the following link. https://usfhealth.app.box.com/s/y9q4yzmjhtu2clkhyuiyhfj2g6n03pjo 

2014-2015 Stipends follow:

  • PGY5 Fellow - $55,000
  • PGY6 Fellow - $56,179
  • PGY7 Fellow - $59,197 

ALUMNI                                             

Our alumni have gone to institutions that include Moffitt Cancer Center, MUSOM/Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian Hospital. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & RESOURCES

All applications must be submitted through ERAS.