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  • Skilled and mature academic Gynecologic Cancer Surgeons who have a temporally proven commitment to excellence in Patient Care, the Academic Pursuits, and Education that can serve as Mentors
  • The full breadth and depth of expertise of the non-Gynecologic Oncologist fellowship faculty members. These non-Gynecologic Oncologist faculty members include: a Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Hepato-biliary Surgical Oncologist, experts in Molecular Biology and Vaccine Research, as well as a World Famous epidemiologist and an individual who is widely recognized as being, if not the pre-eminent Gynecologic Pathologist, one of the leading Gynecologic Pathologists in North America.
  • Faculty members who are full-time NCI scientist/investigators who bring not only a unique vision, but access and exposure to resources to which fellows are rarely exposed.
  • Patient volume and mix, both of disease processes and socio-cultural demographics, such that the Fellow is fully exposed to all diseases that a Gynecologic Oncologist must be expert at managing.
  • An opportunity to spend "discovery" block time in one of numerous disciplines:
    • Public Health
  • Cancer Control and Prevention Access to Care
  • Outcomes Research
  • International Women's Cancer Care: focus on Developing Countries
  • Health Care Financing
    • o Basic Laboratory Sciences
  • Growth factor and bio-marker expression and oncogenesis
  • Cancer immunology and vaccine development
  • Unique resources available at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions:
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
    • Johns Hopkins Program in International Education in Gyn/Ob (JHPIEGO)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Accounting and Business Administration
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Proximity to the NCI
  • NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with all of the anticipated shared core-facilities, which is part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • A new (calendar year 2000) in-patient facility and Cancer Center with the most recent and, in select settings, uniquely available developing technology (Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Surgical Technology,
  • Off-Site Real Time Surgery, etc).
  • Total integration of the Training Program into the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions (JHMI)-Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Gynecology and Obstetrics universe. JHMI-GBMC has a completely integrated Residency Review Committee approved, four year Obstetrics and Gynecology post-graduate training program extant.
  • Minimal distance (9.5 miles) and travel time (20 minutes during peak traffic volume) between facilities.
  • A relatively inexpensive community in which to live.
  • The opportunity to participate in a formally structured and funded international health care experience.
  • The cultural and geographic advantages of the Greater Baltimore-Washington area.
  • The high-quality of JHMI residents.


  • The physical and psychological rigors of the two clinical years.
  • The high level of expectations of fellow's performance, particularly regarding surgical skill and commitment to the academic pursuits
  • The weather of the Mid-Atlantic Coast.
  • Location of the sponsoring / "mother" Institution in East Baltimore.

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