Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship 

Receive well rounded clinical and research training and become a leader in gynecologic oncology. Apply to three-year fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UNM. Our fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

As the only academic medical center in New Mexico, UNM receives patients with cancer from throughout the state, and many patients come from rural and underserved communities. Youclinical rotations will focus solely on caring for these diverse and complex patients under faculty supervision—our fellows do not take general Ob/Gyn call.  

Train with clinical leaders and hone your skills in research and team-based care. Apply for one of two gynecologic oncology fellowship positions today. 

Apply 

You must have completed an ACGME-accredited Ob/Gyn residency program to qualify for the fellowship. To apply, send the following collateral to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by April 15: 

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology scores 
  • Medical school transcript 
  • Personal statement 
  • Photograph – wallet-sized color photo 
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Exam transcript 

Recommendation letters – Three from professional colleagues, including one from your residency program director and one from a gynecologic oncologist. If you do a rotation such as the MD Anderson or Memorial Sloan Kettering rotating fellowships, send a letter from this rotation. 

Belinda Arrambide, program coordinator, will contact you about the status of your application. We make initial interview offers on May 15. For more information, call Belinda at 505-925-0461. 

Learning Opportunities

Fellows train under the direction of expert faculty who will help familiarize you with the full spectrum of gynecologic oncology 

You’ll spend 18 months at UNM Hospital/UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and six months at Southwest Women's Oncology. Both locations see patients from all over New Mexico 

During these two years, you will divide your time between inpatient, outpatient and operating room care. You’ll gain experience with: 

  • Chemotherapy care planning, dose modification and sequencing 
  • Collaborative learning 
  • Elective rotations 
  • Open and minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery 
  • Palliative care 
  • Radiation oncology 
  • Surgical intensive care unit/critical care 

Through team-based training, you will work with, learn from and teach midlevel providers, nurses, nurse navigators, research staff, residents, medical students and other key team members. 

Our program includes built in time for fellow-specific didactics, tumor board conferences, morbidity and mortality conferences, case log review and departmental grand rounds.  

Attend the annual Society of Gynecologic Oncology conference and other meetings with financial support from the UNM Division of Gynecologic Oncology. You’ll also receive a financial allowance for other scholarly activities, including the purchase of educational materials or tuition for courses not available at UNM. 

Participate in the full spectrum of research activities—from basic, translational and clinical science to epidemiology and population-based studies. Choose research opportunities that interest you, such as working in the lab or collaborating with faculty on projects related to: 

  • Cancer genomics 
  • Cancer survivorship 
  • Hormone signaling 
  • Mathematical modeling of tumor behavior and drug diffusion 
  • Population genetics 
  • Single-cell imaging and receptor biology  
  • Vaccine design 
  • Virology 

Take advantage of a wide range of shared resources available through the UNM Cancer Research Facility. 

You must complete and defend a thesis during your fellowship. Devote the first 12 months of training to research curriculum and thesis development. You can explore the following research curriculum opportunities: 

  • Get the foundation for conducting National Institutes of Health-funded clinical and translational research with a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science  
  • Directors’ lecture series, weekly seminars led by preeminent researchers and hosted at the UNM Cancer Center 
  • Grant writing courses offered every semester through the Clinical and Translational Science Center and UNM School of Medicine 
  • Journal clubs at the Cancer Research Facility 
  • Principles of Biostatistics and Data Science for Cancer Researchers, a nine-week course taught by Ji-Hyun Lee, PhD 
  • Summer institute in community based participatory research