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Discussion in 'Ob/Gyn' started by ACSlater, Dec 5, 2005.
what have u guys heard about ob's going into breast fellowship?
During my gynecological oncology rotation, I happened to hear an attending telling the gyn onc fellow that the department was hoping to start offering a 2 month elective in breast surgery. They also were discussing how gyn-oncologists really want to get into the "breast business" since cervical cancer is not as big of a problem as it used to be and will decrease more with the HPV vaccine in coming generations. benefits they say are: breast surgery is not extremely difficult, gyn-onc and ob-gyns are well aware of female physiology/anatomy, and gyn-oncs would also be able to manage their patients' chemotherapy as well.
i thought the breast fellowship was usually done after a gen surg residency. i could be wrong though!!
Actually I do know that Brown University has a Breast Fellowship which General Surgery or OB/Gyn can apply to. The Breast Clinic is ran by General Surgery, but owned and operated by the Women and Infants Hospital
While doing an away rotation at USC in LA, I heard about a former ObGyn resident from that program that is now in the breast fellowship there. Apparently she was the first ObGyn resident to match into their breast fellowships, but I guess it can be done!