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Fellowship Training Programs

Training and Curriculm

UCSF/KPSF Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente San Francisco (KPSF) offer a three year joint Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program. Our fellowship Program is accredited program by accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our program is approved for 3 fellowship positions. One fellow is recruited each year. Fellows are trained at Bakar Cancer Hospital and Ron Conway Gateway Medical Building at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco (KPSF).

Our fellows will spend the first 6 month of their fellowship in a clinical rotation at UCSF follow by a 12 months protected time for research in gynecologic malignancies at a location based on the candidate’s research interests. After the research year, fellows will continue with their clinical at either KPSF / ZSFG or UCSF. Senior fellows will have an opportunity to do a one month rotation at the UCSF Intensive Care Unit as well as an elective month of their choice in clinical oncology, surgical oncology, or dysplasia.

The residency program at UCSF is also an ACGME-accredited program and has nine residents per year, for a total of 36 residents. Residents rotate through Gynecologic Oncology for a period of 5-7 weeks each year. Residents also participate in the daily activities of the inpatient service and surgery with the fellows.

Goals and Objectives
Our fellowship program's educational objectives are structured according to the core competencies of the ACGME Outcomes Project.
Interpersonal skill and professional communication objectives are critical to acquiring knowledge and conveying results and recommendations to patients and providers alike.
Medical knowledge objectives emphasize learning for diagnosis and management of each of the major gynecologic tumor sites, but also modalities of treatment including radiation, chemotherapy, and palliative care.
Patient care objectives including complete assessment using history, physical examination findings, and laboratory test results, and selection and performance of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, including radical pelvic and minimally invasive surgery.
Practice-based learning includes evidence based medicine, critically considered research, self-reflection as part of the evaluation process, while system-based learning includes quality improvement and multidisciplinary team collaboration. Throughout all educational activities, professionalism is essential for good performance and lifelong learning.

Fellowship Training Schedule / Block Gird

  July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April May June
Year 1 UCSF UCSF UCSF UCSF UCSF UCSF RES RES RES RES RES RES
Year 2 RES RES RES RES RES RES KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG
Year 3 KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG KPSF or ZSFG ICU ELECT UCSF UCSF UCSF UCSF UCSF

Res = Research, KPSF = Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, ZSFG Zuckerberg San Francisco General, Elect = Elective

Curriculum
Surgical and Clinical Management
Radiation Therapy
Chemotherapy
Palliative Care
Genetic Counseling
Pathology
Critical Care

Research
IRB Training
Grant Writing
Statistical Analysis
Quantitative Techniques /Epidemiology/Study Design
Manuscript Preparation
Thesis presentation and defense

Elective Options
Radiation Oncology
Phase I
Surgical Oncology
Urologic Oncology
Colorectal Surgery
Dysplasia

Fellowship Training Activities

 

UCSF

Daily Rounds

Daily at 6:30am

Teaching Rounds

Twice/ three times a week

Weekend Rounds and Calls

Share with Chief Residents

Grand Rounds

Weekly Tuesdays at 9:00am

Tumor Board

Weekly Tuesdays at noon

Fellow’s didactic Lecture

Weekly Tuesdays at 5:30pm

Journal Club

quarterly*

M&M/Case Conference

Quarterly*

Fellowship College

Quarterly*

National Conference

SGO, WAGO, or other

Teaching Medical Students/ Residents/ External Rotation Fellows/ Visiting Scholars

As Assigned

Research Projects

Megan Swanson, M.D. M.P.H.

Project 1:

Identifying barriers and facilitators to optimal cervical cancer care at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

Investigator(s):

Anthony Okoth, MD, Jane Namugga, MD, Elizabeth Namukwaya, MD, Israel Lutu, MD, Stefanie Ueda, MD

Mentor(s):

Lee-may Chen, MD, Megan Huchko, MD

   

Project 2:

Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer through Self-Administered Screening in the Community

Investigators:

Megan Huchko, MD, Miriam Nakalembe, MD

Mentor:

Megan Huchko, MD

 

Current Fellows (UCSF remains merged with Stanford in fellowship training through 2016-2017

Megan Swanson, M.D. M.P.H.

Gillian Hsieh, M.D.

Leah McNally, M.D.

Graduates (through 2016-2017, UCSF was merged with Stanford in fellowship training)

Gina Westhoff, M.D. 2012-2015

Private Practice, Oregon

Jocelyn Chapman, M.D. 2012-2015

UCSF, Faculty Position

Elise Simons, M.D. 2011-2014

University of Utah, Faculty Position

Katherine Fuh, M.D 2009-2012

Washington University St Louis, Faculty Position

Renata Urban, M.D. 2008-2011

University of Washington, Faculty Position

Katherine Yang, M.D. 2007-2010

Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center , Oregon

Valerie Sugiyama, M.D. 2006-2009

Boston University, Faculty Position