Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Fellowships in surgical oncology expose surgeons to many aspects of holistic cancer treatment. Research projects, clinical rotations in operation rooms and outpatient treatment centers, memberships in journals and boards, participation in conferences and training in non-surgical cancer studies are important components of a fellowship.
Fellows must typically complete at least 120 operations during their training, and various manifestations of cancers require different minimum numbers of operations. Fellows must also take part in procedures such as laparoscopic surgery, sentinel node biopsy and radiofrequency ablation.
Surgical oncologists must be dedicated to providing superior care to their patients, expanding cancer research and contributing to the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment. It is necessary that they demonstrate leadership as well as cooperate with medical experts in order to properly diagnose patients and design and carry out custom treatment regimens. Applicants to fellowship programs must have graduated from or already spent significant time working in accredited surgery training residency programs.