breast fellowship?

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  1. ACSlater

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    what have u guys heard about ob's going into breast fellowship?
     
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    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.
     
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    i thought the breast fellowship was usually done after a gen surg residency. i could be wrong though!!
     
  5. kydoc06

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    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
     
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    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!
     

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