Surgical Oncology Fellowships
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Program Director: Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS
The Department of Surgical Oncology offers a two-year fellowship for surgeons who have completed an approved residency program. The fellowship has been in existence since 1986 and was certified by the Society of Surgical Oncology in 1991. Approximately 70 per cent of graduates now occupy academic positions. Each year three fellows are accepted through the SSO Matching Program for a two-year program with an option to extend one or two additional years in research upon completion.
The first year of the fellowship begins with non-surgical rotations on Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Pathology services. An uninterrupted block is reserved for clinical and/or basic research. Fellows are encouraged to participate in bench research activities in any of the many active laboratories at the Center. Some are based in the Department, some in the Division of Medical Sciences, and others are part of the Institute for Cancer Research. Fellows are expected to participate in and to publish results of surgical clinical trials. During the first year, fellows will attend selected multidisciplinary clinics.
Conferences include a year-long seminar in surgical oncology, a year-long surgical research course, a three-month postdoctoral core course in oncology, daily multidisciplinary conferences, M
For further information regarding the application process, please contact:
Shelly L. Smith
Administrative Manager-Fellowship Coordinator
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue, C-308
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497