Gynecologic Oncologists function as managers when they make everyday practice decisions involving resources, coworkers, tasks, policies, and their personal lives. They do this in the settings of individual patient care, practice organizations, and in the broader context of the health care system. Thus, specialists require the abilities to prioritize and effectively execute tasks through teamwork with colleagues, and make systematic decisions when allocating finite health care resources. Gynecologic Oncologists can also assume a managerial role through involvement in health care administration and in professional organizations.

4.1 General Objectives

The fully-trained fellow should be able to:

  • manage resources effectively to balance patient care, learning needs and outside activities
  • allocate finite health care resources wisely
  • work effectively and efficiently in a health care organization
  • utilize information technology to optimize patient care, life-long learning and practice administration

4.2  Specific Objectives

To achieve these objectives as a manager, the fellow should:

  1. be able to effectively manage a clinical and surgical practice, including the follow up of normal and abnormal test results, maintenance of patient waiting lists, and triage of emergency problems
  2. apply the principles of quality assurance to the practice of oncology, and be able to conduct morbidity and mortality reviews
  3. discuss population-based approaches to the provision of medical care, including the costs and benefits of the various screening tests available for gynecologic disease
  4. discuss how health care governance influences patient care, research and educational activities at the local, provincial and national level
  5. be able to function effectively in local, regional and national specialty associations (professional or scientific) to promote better health care for women