Gynecologic Oncologists must engage in a lifelong pursuit of mastery of their domain of professional expertise. They recognize the need to be continually learning and model this for others. Through their scholarly activities, they contribute to the appraisal, collection, and understanding of cancer care knowledge for women, and facilitate the education of their students, patients, and others.

6.1 General Objectives

The fully-trained fellow must:

  • develop, implement, and monitor a personal continuing education strategy
  • be able to critically appraise sources of medical information & practice evidence based medicine
  • facilitate patient and peer learning in the field of gynecologic oncology
  • contribute to the development of new knowledge in the field of obstetrics and gynecology

6.2  Specific Objectives

In order to achieve these general objectives as a scholar, the fellow must:

  1. develop a habit of life-long learning, utilizing information technology for referencing cases, literature review and participation in basic or applied clinical research
  2. identify gaps in personal knowledge and skill, and develop strategies to correct them by self-directed reading, discussion with colleagues, and ongoing procedural experience
  3. understand the principles of basic and applied clinical research, including biostatistics
  4. be able to critically appraise and summarize the literature on a given subject, and judge whether a research project or publication is sound, ethical, unbiased and clinically valuable