Rutledge Resident Rotation in Gynecologic Oncology
The Felix Rutledge Fellowship Resident Rotation in Gynecologic Oncology is a one-month elective rotation for third-year obstetrics and gynecology residents. Applications should be made during the PGY-2 year. This competitive resident rotation is for individuals who are considering a career in gynecologic oncology as well as those who will pursue general practice.
Selected residents spend one month on the Gynecologic Oncology service at MD Anderson. Residents will have extensive inpatient and outpatient experience. Through both didactic and practical teaching, there is exposure to radical surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology who will be at level PGY-3 in the upcoming academic year are invited to apply for the Felix Rutledge Fellowship Resident Rotation in Gynecologic Oncology. Comfortable housing is provided within walking distance of the hospital.
How to Apply
We begin accepting applications each year in October through DISCOVER, a web-based application system used to streamline the application process at MD Anderson. Rotating elective positions are not publicly advertised on the DISCOVER website. You must contact the Fellowship Program manager to indicate your interest (contact information is below) and she will initiate the application process for applicants by creating an account in the DISCOVER Post Office. Indicate your first and second preference for rotation month. Rotations are for a full month beginning on the first day of the month unless it falls on a weekend, then it begins on Monday.
Applicants will receive a system-generated email containing their DISCOVER ID and temporary password with login instructions and the URL.
Your application request must include the following documents:
- Letter of Recommendation from your Program Director addressed to Aaron Shafer, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program Director – please upload this one to the “Parent Program” placeholder already provided
- Letter of Recommendation from one of your program faculty addressed to Aaron Shafer, M.D.
- Curriculum vitae – include your current residency program and anticipated graduation date (i.e., 6/30/2025 “Anticipated”)
We may still have spots for the 2023-24 academic year (July 2023 to June 2024). Please contact Magda Duhon to confirm if there are still spots available.
Fellowship Program Manager
Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301439
Houston, TX 77230-1439