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Research Activities

The F.J. Montz Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology provides trainees with exceptional tools and mentorship to ensure a successful research experience and academic career in fellowship and beyond. The research program is tailored depending on the interests and career goals of the fellow. Opportunities to conduct bench research in basic science/translational sciences are possible in the research year. As an alternative, research fellows may consider obtaining a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Enrollment into a masters program is not guaranteed, and will require submission of a proposal that demonstrates how the degree will impact long term career plans.

Clinical research projects are facilitated throughout the fellowship experience by prospective and retrospective clinical databases, including institutional databases, larger national databases, as well as a robust tumor bank. 

The fellow is expected to develop, complete, and present at least two research projects under the mentorship of an identified faculty member(s). With supervision, the fellow will be expected to develop both short-term and year-long research projects. Goals for these studies include at least:

  • 2 posters or oral presentations at national meetings
  • 2 manuscripts prepared for journal submission and accepted for publication in a peer review journal by graduation

The average number of manuscripts accepted for publication per fellow in our program is 6 (and select fellows have many more). Almost all fellows will have the opportunity to present their work orally at a regional or national meeting. Fellows will be funded for travel to attend at least 1 national meeting for presentation per year, and often have the opportunity to attend more conferences.