Fellowship Program In Genitourinary Oncology In Underserved Countries
The Fellowship Program in Genitourinary Oncology provides physicians from underserved countries with a unique opportunity to observe clinical activities and conduct research with a multidisciplinary team of specialists within the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.
Established in 2004, the Fellowship Program in Genitourinary Oncology is available to physicians who are fully trained in the subspecialties of genitourinary oncology – medical oncology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology.
Fellows may choose to participate for three or six months depending on their needs, interests, and availability.The Genitourinary Fellowship Program gives trainees the opportunity to:
- Observe a diverse range of diagnostic and clinical activities specific to their subspecialty, with observational rotations in the other two subspecialties;
- Participate in lectures, conferences, and didactic presentations;
- Conduct hands-on basic or clinical research resulting in a scholarly work at the completion of the fellowship.
Physicians from underserved countries who are fully trained in any of the following disciplines are eligible to apply:
- Medical oncology
- Surgical oncology
- Urologic oncology
The Genitourinary Fellowship Program can accommodate one fellow in each of the three disciplines simultaneously.
Fellows are responsible for travel and living expenses.
The Clinical ComponentThe clinical curriculum is specific to each discipline, providing fellows with exposure to diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of their particular subspecialty.
In keeping with the Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary, integrated approach to cancer treatment, trainees have at least one week of clinical exposure (more if they choose) to the other two disciplines.
Clinical care is provided through the Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers. Fellows have the opportunity to observe the full range of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options available to patients with genitourinary cancers, including:
- The latest screening and diagnostic procedures, including PET, SPECT, functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, and urologic endoscopy, as well as novel imaging techniques;
- The most advanced surgical techniques, including the latest minimally invasive, organ-sparing procedures such as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, radiofrequency ablation, and laser ablation;
- The latest radiation therapies, including proton-beam therapy, intra-operative radiation therapy, ultrasound-guided brachytherapy, and 3-D conformal and intensity-modulated radiation therapy;
- Innovative medical treatments, including a bladder-sparing program, hormone therapy innovations, and numerous investigational chemotherapeutic research studies.
The Research ComponentThe research component gives fellows the opportunity to participate in a wide range of basic and/or clinical research activities relating to their subspecialty. Areas of ongoing research include urology, radiation oncology and medical oncology.
To apply, please submit (electronically or by mail) the documents listed below to:
W. Scott McDougal, MD
Chairman, Genitourinary Fellowship Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of Introduction
- Letter of Recommendation
Please direct questions to Dr. McDougal at the email address above.
Letters will be acknowledged when received, and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants who are accepted to the Genitourinary Fellowship Program will generally be notified within 90 days.