Gynecologic Oncologists have a unique societal role as professionals with a distinct body of knowledge, skills, and attitudes dedicated to improving the outcomes for women with gynecologic cancers. They are committed to the highest standards of excellence in clinical care and ethical conduct, and to continually perfecting mastery of their discipline.

7.1 General Objectives

The fully-trained Gynecologic Oncologist must:

  • deliver the highest quality of medical care with integrity, honesty, compassion, and respect
  • exhibit appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behaviors
  • practice medicine in a way that is consistent with the ethical obligations of a physician

7.2 Specific Objectives

In order to achieve these general objectives in the role of a professional, the fellow must:

  1. foster a caring, compassionate and respectful attitude towards patients, families, and other members of the health care team
  2. provide medical care that is ethical, and seek advice or second opinion appropriately in ethically difficult situations
  3. monitor patients appropriately and provide appropriate follow up medical care, particularly after starting a new treatment or following a surgical procedure
  4. maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  5. complete reports, letters and summaries in a timely fashion and maintain medical records that are consistently accurate, informative and legible.
  6. understand medical protective procedures and the role of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in areas of patient-physician dispute
  7. be able to deal with professional intimidation and harassment
  8. show self-discipline, responsibility and punctuality in attending to ward duties, in the operating room, and at meetings and other activities, and be a moral and ethical role model for others
  9. be able to appropriately delegate clinical and administrative responsibilities
  10. have the ability to balance professional and personal life