The Canadian model closely integrates primary health care providers with oncologists in the provision of care for women dealing with gynecologic cancers.  This underlies the need for fellows to develop excellent skills as collaborators.   They also must learn to effectively and respectfully work with specialists in other fields, including emergency room physicians, anesthesia, diagnostic radiology, pathology, internal medicine including endocrinology and medical oncology,  radiation oncology, general surgery, and urology.

3.1 General Objectives

The fully-trained oncologist must be able to:

  • consult effectively with other physicians
  • consult effectively with other health care providers
  • contribute effectively to a multidisciplinary health care team

3.2 Specific Objectives

To achieve these objectives as a collaborator, the fellow must be able to:

  1. function competently in the initial management of patients with conditions that fall within the realm of other medical or surgical specialties
  2. demonstrate the ability to function effectively and, where appropriate, provide leadership, in a multidisciplinary health care team, showing respect, consideration and acceptance of other team members and their opinions while contributing personal specialty-specific expertise
  3. identify and understand and respect the significant roles, expertise, and limitations of other members of a multidisciplinary team required to optimally achieve a goal related to patient care, medical research, medical education or administration