Gynecologic Oncology Fellowships

A Commitment to Excellence

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, established by the Texas Legislature in 1941, is one of the country's premiere comprehensive cancer centers, with the missions of patient care, research, education and prevention. More than 600,000 patients have been treated at MD Anderson since 1944. A state supported facility, MD Anderson Hospital has 513 patient beds, 30 operating rooms and over 115 individuals on the surgical staff.

Fellowship In Gynecologic Oncology Four-Year Subspecialty Training

The Department of Gynecologic Oncology has a long and distinguished record in the field of oncology. Its fellowship program, initiated in the 1950s by Dr. Felix Rutledge is now the largest training program for gynecologic oncologists in the country; to date, approximately 147 fellows have completed their training here. Among its graduates, more than 15 are currently chairmen of Obstetrics and Gynecology Departments throughout the United States, and over 30 are directors of Gynecologic Oncology Divisions.

Felix Rutledge Fellowship: A One-Month Rotation for Third-Year Residents

This competitive fellowship is for individuals who are considering a career in gynecologic oncology as well as those who will pursue a general practice. Selected third-year residents will spend one month on the Gynecologic Oncology Service at MD Anderson, enjoying an extensive inpatient and outpatient experience.

Training Goals

The overall goal of the fellowship program is to train young gynecologists to become academic gynecologic oncologists who are highly skilled and knowledgeable surgeons and capable of establishing new academic gynecologic oncology programs at other teaching institutions. The training program focuses basic academic, technical and judgmental skills into a framework necessary for conducting effective cancer management, research and teaching.

Welcome Video

Welcome message (6:49) from the program director and assistant program director: Hear what our trainees have to say about their fellowship experience.

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowships and How to Apply

Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology: Four-year subspecialty training

Felix Rutledge Fellowship: One-month elective rotation

Related Departments

  • Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine

Related Research

Research in Gynecologic Oncology

Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program