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Thank you for your interest in a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. We hope you’re able to find the information you need on our website.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology either in the United States or Canada. The University of North Carolina will participate in ERAS for the Fellowship. Have your completed application* submitted to ERAS by April 5, 2021 for fellowship starting July 1, 2022. Following faculty review of applications received, selected applicants will be notified April 26, 2021. Two virtual interview dates will be held on July 17 and August 28.

*Completed application consists of the following:

  1. ERAS application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Personal statement
  4. Photograph
  5. Medical school transcript
  6. A copy of the dean’s Letter from your medical school file
  7. USMLE scores
  8. Letters of recommendation (LOR)
    1. We consider the dean’s letter from your med school as a LOR.
    2. A letter from your residency program director or OB-GYN chair.
    3. A letter from someone who can speak to your interest in gynecologic oncology.
    4. If you do a rotation such as Galloway or Rutledge Fellowship, we would like a letter from this rotation.
    5. Additional letters are not required, but you may submit additional letters if you would like.

Raven West will contact candidates with the status of your application. She will either inform candidates their file is complete or what items are needed. Thanks so much for your interest in the University of North Carolina Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program!

Mission Statement

The Fellowship Training Program in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed to prepare highly skilled sub-specialists dedicated to the care of women with gynecologic malignancy, spanning the depth and breadth of the specialty. To achieve this, all educational experiences are supervised by board active faculty in Gynecologic Oncology in a supportive clinical environment capable of delivering comprehensive cancer care. Acquisition and development of research skills is an important component of the educational process and critical and analytic thinking are an expectation for completion of fellowship. The faculty of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology support the clinical and research missions of the Fellowship Training program by mentoring fellows to achieve future successes as clinicians, academicians and as national leaders in Gynecologic Oncology.

If you have any questions at all about the application process, or about our training program, please e-mail or call Raven West at 919-843-2077.

Program Curriculum

Nine board-certified gynecologic oncologists (Leslie Clark, MD, Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, John Soper, MD, Linda Van Le, MD, John F. Boggess, MD, Paola Gehrig, MD, Wendy Brewster, PhD MD, Lauren Dockery, MD, and Victoria Bae-Jump, PhD, MD.) are all clinically active. All attending physicians normally supervise inpatient care on allotted rotations to assist in the clinical care of patients and the teaching of fellows. In addition, all surgical cases are staffed by our fellows, which provides a robust and diverse clinical volume and diversity of technique. In addition, we have structured an outpatient rotation within our fellowship that ensures that all new patient consults are conducted by our fellows in conjunction with an attending. Our faculty and fellows enjoy daily interaction and while there are formal teaching activities, learning and teaching are an integral component of all our daily activities. Our faculty members have outstanding reputations both regionally and nationally and are involved in all aspects of our discipline from research to policy, administration to education. These activities create for our fellows a rich academic culture that we are confident will help inspire future participation in our society after graduation.

UNC Hospitals includes a 708 bed main hospital, neurosciences, children’s and a dedicated women’s hospital. The N.C. Women’s Hospital was opened in March of 2002 and is a beautiful, state of the art facility containing outpatient, inpatient and operating room facilities dedicated to women’s health care. All of the Fellow’s clinical experience occurs within this facility. With 22 inpatient beds and 6 operating rooms, the gynecologic oncology service has ample inpatient resources to provide comprehensive care to women newly diagnosed with cancer as well as to our patients needing adjuvant treatment and management of complications related to their disease. A fully staffed Emergency Room, three Surgical Intensive Care Units, one Medical Intensive Care Unit and a Cardiac Care Unit physically connected to the women’s hospital provide all acute and intensive care needs for complicated patients. Our Fellows follow our patients into and out of the Intensive Care Units, which are open and therefore provide a collaborative patient care and learning experience. In addition, our outpatient gynecology oncology clinic is located in the same hospital providing a seamless connection between inpatient and outpatient services. Our clinic provides outpatient follow-up and new patient evaluation and serves as a walk-in evaluation clinic during daylight hours. In addition, we have a self contained, comprehensive outpatient chemotherapy infusion service within our gynecologic oncology clinic. With 12 infusion chairs operating 10 hours per day, 5 days a week, all outpatient chemotherapy administration for our division is performed in this facility. Renovations are underway at present to increase this area by 4-6 additional infusion chairs. While our division provides comprehensive surgical, medical and chemotherapy to our patients, we have the support of many outstanding clinical departments within the school of medicine including Surgical Oncology, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Hematology-Oncology, Interventional Radiology and Pathology.

The gynecologic oncology program offers the trainees an abundance of oncology patients with a variety of clinical and surgical problems. For the period January – December 2018, there were 801 admissions to the Gynecologic Oncology service. There were 780 patients who presented with new invasive gynecologic lesions. There were 1,350 major surgical procedures performed by the Gynecologic Oncology Service last year.

Research: Masters in Public Health

Fellows who choose this track use the 12 months of dedicated research time to attain a Masters in Public Health. A faculty advisor within the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health is assigned who solicits a mentor for the fellow and designs curriculum which will satisfy the requirements for a degree of Masters in Public Health. The research year is then dedicated to completing the assigned coursework relevant to the discipline chosen by the fellow (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Behavior/Health Education, Public Policy, Public Health Leadership). The fellow also completes a Masters Thesis as part of this degree program, supervised by the School of Public Health faculty mentor.

Current and Former Fellows

Year Fellow
1996 Gerardo Marcelino Perez, MD
1997 Lynne Antoinette Eaton, MD
1998 John Fletcher Boggess, MD
1999 Patricia Lynn Judson, MD
2000 Paola Alvarez Gehrig, MD
2001 Dan Steven Veljovich, MD
2002 Thomas P. Morrissey, MD
2003 David M. Boruta II, MD
2004 Karen Ann Moller, MD
2005 Mildred Rainwater SantaCruz, MD
2006 Elizabeth Naisang Skinner, MD
2007 Victoria Bae-Jump, PhD, MD
2008 Lisa Abaid, MD
2009 Aaron Shafer, MD
2010 Leigh Cantrell, MD
2010 Alberto A. Mendivil, MD
2011 Rabbie K. Hanna, MD
2011 Emma Caroline Rossi, MD
2012 Emily Meichun Ko, MD
2013 Kevin Michael Schuler, MD
2013 Anuj Suri, MD
2014 Amanda Jackson, MD
2014 Joshua Kilgore, MD
2015 Kemi Doll, MD
2015 Jessica Stein, MD
2016 Dario Roque, MD
2016 Weiya Wysham, MD
2017 Emma Barber, MD
2017 Leslie Clark, MD
2018 Stephanie Sullivan, MD
2018 Arthur Tran, MD
2019 Stuart Pierce, MD
2019 Lindsay Abcunas West