Fellows who are accepted into the program spend their first year in research. Fellows in their research year of training are paired with one of the full-time faculty in the medical center who will mentor them, along with the Gynecologic Oncology faculty, to ensure that their research produces publishable results. Faculty mentors may be part of the Department of Obstetrics or Gynecology or may be associated with one of many departments within the medical center.
The division actively participates in clinical research studies, including investigator-initiated studies, industry-sponsored studies as well as studies from national cooperative groups such as the Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (NRG Oncology). Our program strongly supports fellows who are interested in developing prospective clinical trials, as well as chart reviews, and there is a full-time research staff with extensive expertise to retrospective assist and mentor the fellows through the institutional approval process.