Advertisement

Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

  • Shanel B. Bhagwandin
  • Devin C. Flaherty
Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Complex general surgical oncology Cancer Mentor Research Fellowship Surgical oncology fellowship 

Suggested Reading

  1. Berman RS, Weigel RJ. Training and certification of the surgical oncologist. Chin Clin Oncol. 2014;3:45.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Tyler DS, Michelassi F. Finish line or beginning? Welcome the new board-certified surgical oncologists. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016;23:1403–8.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Wyld L, Audisio RA, Poston GJ. The evolution of cancer surgery and future perspectives. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2015;12:115–24.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryThe Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Surgical Oncology and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Jupiter Medical Center/Jupiter Medical SpecialistsJupiterUSA
  3. 3.Valley Health Surgical OncologyWinchesterUSA

Personalised recommendations