Positions for the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.
Applications received after our deadline will not be considered for an interview.
A complete application consists of:
- Current Photograph (required)
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE or COMLEX Scores (passing scores are required for steps 1, 2 and 3)
- Three Letters of Recommendation (including the medicine chair)
- All ERAS applications are reviewed and invitations to interview will be extended to those selected via e-mail.
Interviews are scheduled in September and October. Your interview will include:
- Program overview
- Research overview
- Faculty interviews
- Tour of the facilities
- Lunch with current fellows
Hotel accommodations are not provided. However, transportation from your hotel will be provided to and from campus on your interview date.
INTERNAL MEDICAL GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS:
Due to the large number of highly qualified applicants, only a small number of international medical graduates are granted interviews for the Hematology and Oncology fellowship.
For International Medical Graduates we require:
- You must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
- We offer a J1 Visa only. Please do not submit an application to our program if you require an (H) visa.
- Graduation from ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency within the last 5 years.
In addition to a base salary, residents participating in the disability and group life insurance programs provided through GME currently receive an additional $600 per year for disability and life insurance benefits as shown above in Column 3.
For more resident salary information, please see the GME Policy #210.
- Annual/Vacation: Residents may take up to three weeks of annual leave per year. Annual leave is not accumulated from year to year. Residents do not receive pay for unused annual leave.
- Educational Leave: Educational leave can be taken during fellowship with approval from the Program Director.
- Sick Leave: Fellows accumulate there weeks of sick leave per year. Sick leave is non-cumulative from year to year. Residents are not paid for unused sick leave.
- Parental Leave: Parental leave is available to residents for the birth or adoption of a child. Sick leave and annual leave may be used in order for the resident’s salary to continue. Additional time is permitted with the approval of the Program Director and will be leave without pay. Due to ASCO/ASH rules, time off may delay completion of the fellowship.
AFFILIATE TRAINING FACILITIES:
- Educational Stipend – $1,500 is provided each year for attendance at one of the following conferences: ASCO, ASH, NCCN, San Antonio – Breast Cancer, BMT Tandem Meeting. Additionally, you will be awarded a one-time only presentation scholarship of $500 if you are presenting a poster or abstract at a national conference.
- Health Insurance – as provided by UTHSC
- Malpractice and Disability Insurance – covered by the State of TN
- Lab Coats – 4 coats are provided by GME
- Computer Literature Searches and Photocopying
- Access to Recreational Facilities
- Use of Computer Education Resource Center
- A Tennessee medical license is not required for fellowship-related activities. An institutional permit covers fellows.
CURRICULUM AND TRAINING:
- Rotations: The training program is three years or 36 months. The resident will engage in 24 months of clinical rotations which will meet the minimum 24 months requirement by the ACGME.
- Training Case Requirements: Minimum numbers of cases are required for graduation. A detailed case log must be maintained by each resident physician, and will be reviewed with the Program Director in the semi-annual evaluation.
- Research Opportunities: For the first 12 months fellow will be actively involved in research. A thesis in the area of research the fellow has chosen will be required by the end of their first year as well as a first name publication by the end of the fellowship. The overall goal of our research curriculum is not only research publication but also a comprehensive understanding of research design, analysis and application. Clinical research can be completed in this time but sufficient time must be dedicated to understanding bench research as it relates to clinical care.
- Primary Site: West Cancer Center: The primary teaching hospital for the fellowship program is West Cancer Center. There are two campuses located in Memphis, Tennessee. West Cancer Center evaluates approximately 3,500 cancer patients per year and unites multiple specialties – including our Comprehensive Breast Center, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology – into a single point of outpatient care. The Gynecologic Oncology Department treats approximately 1,500 patients annually. We offer a comprehensive line of gynecologic oncology services, including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery. West Cancer Center was the site of the first robotic-assisted hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy in the Mid-South. The procedure was performed by Todd Tillmanns, MD, Gynecologic Oncology Program Director. Multidisciplinary, specialty care is practiced where site specific faculty provides most care for their disease subtype.
- Moonlighting: Moonlighting is allowed but must be approved and monitored by the program director.
- Gynecologic Clinical Oncology Lectures, Weekly Resident Didactic Conference: Residents participate in a weekly one-hour didactic session, which will be led by faculty. Once quarterly, a journal club will meet where new articles are presented by fellows. The residents will rotate leading the journal club conference to give everyone an opportunity to teach and present.
- Multi-Disciplinary Conferences: Multidisciplinary tumor boards where certain cases with difficult or controversial pathologic diagnoses and treatment plans are selected and presented by the gynecologic oncology fellows followed by an in-depth review of the pathology, imaging and treatment options. In addition, all surgical cases from the prior two weeks are reviewed and treatment decisions are approved by the faculty. Faculty from pathology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology and gynecologic oncology participate in each conference. Residents and medical students are also invited to attend.
- M & M Conferences: Every other week residents will attend the Morbidity and Mortality meeting where they will participate in correcting systematic errors in our departmental organization and will work on practice improvement in this context.