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

"My knowledge and skills in the management of gyn cancer patients has been enriched through the IGCS Global Curriculum, especially in surgery and chemotherapy. It has enhanced our multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with other disciplines like pediatric oncology, medical oncology, and palliative care. People should now be aware that there are specialized services with the lead in gyn oncology including screening and preventive services. If possible, more external mentors could join the pool of trainers as the institution (UCI) develops its capacity of sub-specialists."

– Dr. Jerome Katumba, Fellow, Uganda Cancer Institute

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.


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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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.

Member Spotlight

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.

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President's Message: Early Career

IGCS President, Prof. Keiichi Fujiwara shares the importance of teaching the next generation of gynecologic oncologists. “We must continue to prepare those who are just starting out in their careers — they are the future of this great Society.”

Mentorship & Training

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