Didactic Teaching

Didactic sessions are held on Tuesdays to systematically review all basic science and clinical aspects of gynecologic oncology as described in the Guide to Learning. These include lectures by the faculty and invited guests from other departments. There are monthly research meetings at which fellows and Division collaborators present their work and ideas for new projects.

Following the didactic sessions on Tuesday afternoons is Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board, where all patient cases are reviewed. Tumor Board is run by the fellows who present the case and the plan, with emphasis on enrollment in clinical trials whenever possible. Pathology is presented by the Pathology fellow and the case is then discussed and a plan finalized. There is a weekly review of patients participating in clinical trials.

Gynecologic Oncology Journal Club is held monthly. Obstetrics & Gynecology Morbidity and Mortality (including Gynecologic Oncology cases) are held Tuesday mornings, followed by Departmental Grand Rounds. Each fellow gives one Grand Rounds presentation per year.

Numerous outstanding University and College of Medicine lectures are available and fellows are encouraged to attend when possible. Active teaching also occurs during rounds and in the operating room. Attending teaching rounds are made daily.

The fellow is actively involved in medical student and resident education; teaching occurs during rounds and in the operating room. The fellow gives several third-year medical student lectures on Gynecologic Oncology topics during the academic year.

The fellows are encouraged to attend pertinent educational conferences and national meetings. Funding is available for conferences at which the fellow presents his or her research.