Gynecologic Oncology
Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program

The IGCS Gynecologic Oncology Global Curriculum & Mentorship 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. The program matches institutions and individuals from higher resource settings (International Mentors) with partners in lower resource settings wishing to obtain formal gynecologic oncology training (twinning). For more information about the Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program, please contact Mary Eiken at mary.eiken@igcs.org.

Program Chairs

Linus Chuang, MD
USA

Thomas Randall, MD
USA

Program Elements:
  • Each training site is paired with an International Mentor or Mentors, who is an IGCS member that has an existing relationship with the site.
  • The Mentors are responsible for tracking the fellow’s progress by reviewing case logs, completing bi-annual In Training Evaluation Forms, and facilitating monthly quizzes and reading assignments.
  • The Mentors will travel to the training site twice per year to provide hands-on surgical training and in-person education.
  • The IGCS Fellows travel to Mentor’s institution for a 1-3 month observership
  • The Fellows present cases to Mentors, colleagues and other IGCS members in a monthly virtual tumor board
  • Fellow has completed the program, an oral structured clinical final examination will be administered on site by a member of the IGCS Global Curriculum Examination Committee. The Fellow will receive an IGCS Certificate of Completion after completing all program requirements and passing the examination.
2018-2019 Training Sites
Bahamas

Training Site:
University of the West Indies, Bahamas

Mentoring Institution:
University of Miami, USA

Ethiopia

Training Site:
Paul’s Hospital and Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mentoring Institutions:
University of Minnesota and University of Michigan, USA
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Learn more about the Ethiopia program

Fiji

Training Site:
Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Fiji

Mentoring Institution:
New Zealand

Guatemala

Training Site:
Hospital San Juan de Dios, Guatemala

Mentoring Institution:
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Learn more about the Guatemala program

Jamaica

Training Site:
University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Mentoring Institution:
Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

Learn more about the UWI program

Mozambique

Training Site:
Hospital Central de Maputo, Mozambique

Mentoring Institutions:
Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, Brazil
Oncology Department of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA

Learn more about the Mozambique program.

Nepal

Training Site:
Civil Service Hospital, Nepal

Mentoring Institution:
India

Qatar

Training Site:
Hamad Medical Corporation Women’s Hospital, Qatar

Mentoring Institution:
Australia

Uganda

Training Site: 
Uganda Cancer Institute

Mentoring Institutions:
Duke University Chapel Hill, NC, USA
University of California San Francisco, USA

Vietnam

Training Site:
Da Nang Oncology Hospital, Vietnam

Mentoring Institutions:
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Learn more about the Vietnam program.

Zambia

Training Site:
Women and Newborn Hospital, Zambia

Mentoring Institutions:

Updates and News

IGCS Fellows attend the 2018 Stop Cervical, Breast & Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference

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