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The IGCS Gynecologic Oncology Global Fellowship Program is a comprehensive two-year education and training program designed for regions around the world that do not currently have formal training in gynecologic oncology.

When physicians in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not have access to specialty training, they are unequipped to treat the high volume of patients presenting with cancer and leaving women without the specialty care they need for the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and other gynecologic malignancies. Given the rising rates of cancer in LMICs, there is a critical need to train and educate local physicians to address this epidemic.

Program Leadership

Joe Ng, MD 

Linus Chuang, MD

Linus Chuang, MD
Chair-Elect I

Thomas Randall, MD

Thomas Randall, MD
Chair-Elect II

Kathleen Schmeler, MD
Immediate Past Chair

Michael Quinn, MD
Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program Founder

Mary Eiken, MS

Eventually, the number of trained specialists in these institutions and regions will increase and those who are trained through the Global Curriculum will become the teachers and mentors of future generations. With more skilled healthcare providers dedicated to improving care for women with gynecologic cancer in these regions, there will be greater access to quality care.

Training Sites and Mentor Locations

"In country like Nepal, where the burden of gynecological malignancies is high and there is lack of comprehensive cancer centers and formal training opportunities in gynecologic oncology, the need for the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program cannot be exaggerated. Being an IGCS member from a resource constrained country, I feel fortunate and gratified to be associated with the program as a local mentor and contributing to the society and country by helping to train our compassionate gynecologists in our own local situation."

– Dr. Jitendra Pariyar, Local Mentor, Civil Service Hospital Nepal

Global Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program Announcements

Read the latest stories and news about IGCS’ mentorship and training initiatives.

Global Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program News

Congratulations to the following Fellows for completing the IGCS Gynecologic Oncology Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program!

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Global Fellowship Program Impact Report

We are proud to share the Annual Impact Report for the International Gynecologic Cancer Society’s Global Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program. See just how impactful our flagship program has been in training gynecologic oncology specialists in regions of the world that urgently need skilled professionals.


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