Gynecologic Surgical Oncology (OB-107)


In this elective, the student participates in all of the activities of the Gynecology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Emphasis will be placed on the pretreatment evaluation of patients, the available modalities of therapy (surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy), and the principles by which the choice of treatment is ultimately made. The student will have the opportunity to participate in unit rounds and some operations. They will also be able to attend the Gynecology Service’s conferences and lectures and other pertinent meetings in Memorial Hospital and the Sloan Kettering Institute. Those who are so inclined will have the opportunity to undertake a clinical research project.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with the anatomy of complex gynecologic surgery Perform pelvic exams on patients with known gynecologic pathology
  • Become familiar with the post-op management of gynecologic cancer patients
  • Become familiar with the surgical staging of patients with gynecologic cancer

For the program calendar, please see the elective module dates section of our website.