Thank you for your interest in the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Cooper University Hospital. Our program is three years in length and accepts one fellow per year. The GYN Oncology Fellowship functions as an integral component of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program and both programs are currently accredited by the ACGME.
Gynecologic Oncology is one of five divisions within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Hospital (CUH) employs 34 full-time faculty members committed to delivering the finest patient care and providing the best education for the next generation of physicians. The program consists of three years of broad-based training in Gynecologic Oncology with access to innovative research and dynamic clinical training in an academic environment. The program has an active conference schedule with weekly clinical and tumor board conferences and Journal Club, in addition to organized didactic conferences offered on weekly basis. The second year of fellowship is a full twelve months of research. Fellows participate in regular continuity clinic sessions at the MD Anderson at Cooper Cancer Center, following their own panel of patients throughout the three years of training.
The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Cooper places special emphasis on the importance of comprehensive education and developing collegial relationships between faculty and fellows. The Gynecologic Oncology faculty hold academic appointments at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) and are actively involved in medical-student educational programs at the medical school. There is a high faculty-to-fellow ratio with four core and five non-core employed faculty involved in the education of three GYN Oncology fellows. The program offers access to faculty with expertise in a variety of specialties as they pertain to the field of GYN Oncology.
Clinical fellows are involved in all aspects of the patient’s care including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, intensive care and end of life care. The research period permits fellows to pursue interests in either laboratory or clinical research with no routine patient responsibilities. Additionally, each fellow is required to complete a medical biostatistics course.