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.
Joe Ng, MD
Linus Chuang, MD
Thomas Randall, MD
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
Global Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program Announcements
Read the latest stories and news about IGCS’ mentorship and training initiatives.
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.
MIS Training Program
The Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Training Program offers an opportunity for surgeons specializing in gynecologic oncology to acquire advanced skills in laparoscopy. This six-month program is supported by the Nezhat Family Foundation. Meet the first trainees.
Preinvasive Disease "Train the Trainers" Course
The IGCS “train the trainers” course on colposcopy, LEEP, and concepts in cervical cancer prevention for African countries was hosted in Mozambique in July 2023. Read on to learn how this training is improving women’s cancer care in Africa.
Radiation Oncology Consortium
IGCS has joined a consortium with several specialized organizations to formalize and strengthen radiotherapy education and training for gynecologic radiation oncology specialists in LMICs. The consortium is currently developing criteria for site selection to ensure participants have the facilities necessary to implement radiotherapy techniques safely and consistently.