Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Surgical treatment of complex malignancies is the primary focus of a surgical oncologist’s practice. Complex general surgical oncology fellowship differs from other surgical subspecialty trainings in that postgraduate education typically consists of a 2-year, oncology-focused surgical fellowship at an ACGME-accredited program. Surgical oncologists are required to rapidly assimilate a wide array of information and adapt to evolving treatment algorithms in order to provide the most comprehensive cancer care for their patients. Therefore, during training, adherence to multidisciplinary cancer care through continued collaboration with other cancer specialists is instructed and encouraged. The journey to a career in surgical oncology is long, but affords surgeons a career full of purpose and meaning, and enables lasting relationships among colleagues and patients.