The fellows rotate through two off-service rotations: Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and Radiation Oncology.
Rotating in the SICU provides an unparalleled opportunity to care for a diverse set of critically ill patients. Working with critical care specialists trained in surgery, anesthesia, medicine, and pharmacy, fellows are part of a multidisciplinary team managing patients with complex needs. Fellows learn ventilator management, vascular access, and management of critically ill patients.
The Radiation Oncology rotation provides the fellow with hands-on experience in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies with radiation therapy. The basic modalities of radiation therapy are introduced and the fellow participates in Radiation Oncology procedures including high-dose rate brachytherapy implants, interstitial implants and the planning of external beam radiation. Management of the complications of radiation therapy is covered through didactic lectures and in the clinic. Drs. Bhatia and Sun provide excellent teaching and support to the fellows’ learning of Radiation Oncology.