Gynecologic Surgical Oncology (OB-107)


In this fourth-year elective, the student will participate in all of the activities of the Gynecology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Emphasis will be placed on the pretreatment evaluation of patients, the available modalities of therapy (surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy), and the principles by which a choice of treatment is ultimately made.

The student will have the opportunity to participate in unit rounds and in 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.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



One module; two modules by special arrangement

Students per Module

Maximum of two

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)