Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

3-Year Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center offer a joint three-year fellowship training program in gynecologic oncology. The program is structured to train academically oriented gynecologic oncologists and is approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for six fellowship positions.  We recruit 2 fellows each year.

Since its inception in the mid-1970s under the auspices of Dr. Leo Lagasse, one of the pioneers and early leaders in the discipline as well as a past president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the program has strived to train superb abdomino-pelvic surgeons, committed scientists and leaders in the field of women's cancer.

The fellows spend two years rotating through four clinical sites, UCLA, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. This affords the fellows an opportunity to work and operate with 15 gynecologic oncologists, an unparalleled surgical training opportunity that will expose them to the full complement of surgical techniques from minimally invasive and robotic procedures, to fertility sparing and ultra-radical surgeries.  Fellows also interact directly with medical oncology and radiation oncology faculty to receive comprehensive training in the appropriate use and management of chemotherapy, targeted therapies and radiation therapy. 

The UCLA/Cedars Sinai Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship also includes one year of research and discovery. Fellows can choose to work with one of multiple principle investigators whose laboratories focus on various aspects of cancer biology and treatment.  Fellows may also pursue advanced degree opportunities including obtaining a Master of Public Health or a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree.   The research environment and multitude of opportunities provide an outstanding platform for scientific development and mentorship for the fellow. 

Applications for positions beginning July 1st, 2015 are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).  To access ERAS please go to click on Applications Process. The UCLA-Cedars Sinai Medical Center's ERAS ID number is 380000002.  Please submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess your clinical capabilities as well as your future potential for the field of Gynecologic Oncology.  CREOG reports should be sent directly to Edgar Banuelos.  The deadline to apply for the 2015 academic year is April 18, 2014.

A personal interview is mandatory for candidates under serious consideration for a fellowship position. We must receive a complete ERAS application, three letters of recommendation and CREOG scores by the deadline in order to consider a candidate for this program.  Interview offers will be extended in May of 2014. Interviews will take place in on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

Applicants will also need to register for the National Resident Matching Program. This can be done at Applicants may also contact the NRMP to get information on the fellowship match application process and deadlines at; National Resident Matching Program, 2501 M. Street, N.W., Suite 1, Washington, D.C. 20037-1307, phone: 202-828-0676.

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology publishes the Program Requirements for Fellowship Graduate Medical Education on its website

Applicants who match to the UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship program must obtain a California Medical License. This process can take several months so it should be initiated well before the Fellowship commences. An explanation of the licensure procedure can be found at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the fellowship coordinators:

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program
8635 West 3rd Street, Suite 160W
Los Angeles, CA 90048