International Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Gynecology Service offers a two-year international gynecologic oncology fellowship to fully trained gynecologists from outside the United States who desire further training in gynecologic oncology.

The program is designed to afford the trainee a solid experience in gynecologic oncology surgery and patient management. The fellow is responsible for preoperative and postoperative patient care and will perform surgical procedures under the direction of an attending surgeon. Fellows will participate in resident instruction as well as in the outpatient clinics, rounds, lectures, and treatment planning conferences.

The two-year fellowship is composed primarily of patient care on the gynecologic oncology service. Other rotations in which the fellow acts as the primary assistant to the attending include: colorectal, general surgical oncology, urology, and radiation oncology. The fellow will have three weeks of vacation per year.

Benefits and Environment

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan — a vibrant, safe community with many nearby activities for adults and children. Salary and benefits are provided to all fellows according to level of training (number of postgraduate years). In addition, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides housing accommodations at a subsidized rate to all fellows in the form of unfurnished apartments within a short walking distance of the hospital. There are many schools and affordable childcare options nearby.


May 1

Length of Program

Two years


Candidates must be graduates of a recognized foreign medical school and have completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency training program in their country. The candidate must have a clear interest and commitment in expanding his or her expertise in gynecologic oncology.

The candidate must have passed all USMLE examinations and hold a valid ECFMG certificate at the time of application. Selected candidates must qualify for and obtain a limited permit to practice medicine from the New York State Education Department, in accordance with its requirements.

Number of Positions


How to Apply

Applications must include the following items:
  • Memorial Hospital Graduate Staff Application form. Download application.
  • ECFMG full certification: Applicants must have completed USMLE Steps 1, 2CK, and 2CS prior to submitting an application to our program
  • Current CV
  • Copy of MD diploma (with translation, if necessary)
  • Personal statement: This should include a description of the candidate’s personal qualifications and motivation for applying to the program, as well as a detailed professional plan to return to his or her home country upon completion of training
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Mario Leitao: One of these letters must be from the department chairman
  • Photograph
If any of these requirements are not met or are incomplete upon submission, the application will not be processed.

Program Director


Rasha Jadalhack, MPA
Education Program Manager
Surgical Education Office
Department of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
Box 435
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-639-7537