Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

About the Program

Like Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Florida Hospital, believed, physical healing by itself is not enough. He believed, as we do today, that a person's physical health is closely linked with his or her spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being; and they sought to provide a place where each of these aspects of the whole person could find both healing and nurture.

Today, more than 105 years later, Florida Hospital is committed to these same goals, providing excellent medical care through state-of-the-art service, equipment, and training.

The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Florida Hospital Orlando trains physicians to provide high quality, comprehensive care for the whole person, and is one of three Osteopathic Fellowships approved by the American Osteopathic Association in this discipline. We provides the basic fellowship requirements for certification by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOOG), the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG), the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO).

This three-year fellowship program is designed to improve proficiency in the knowledge and art of diagnosis, treatment, and practicing Gynecologic Oncology in an ambulatory setting.

The Gynecologic Oncologist contributes expertise to community needs, such as home care, community medicine, and other health oriented activities. As part of a large community-based tertiary medical center, the Florida Hospital Department of Gynecologic Oncology is a high-volume teaching environment that will provide experience in all these areas to develop competency in each Fellow. This is an ideal setting to provide additional training for fellows seeking clinical and academic expertise in gynecologic oncology.

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James Kendrick, MD

Faculty

of Florida Hospital Medical Education

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    James Kendrick, MD
    Dr. Kendrick joined the gynecologic oncology program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in July 2009. His clinical interests include robotic surgery and the management of all gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Kendrick and the physicians at Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology treat all gynecologic cancers and complicated benign conditions offering treatments and services including da Vinci Robotic hysterectomy, chemotherapy, clinical trials and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
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    Robert Holloway, MD
    Dr. Holloway earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Georgetown University Hospital. Even as co-medical director of Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology, a founding member of Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute, and clinical professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Holloway insists his skills all come down to working with his hands, a trait he picked up while growing up on a farm. Dr. Holloway has become one of the most respected robotic surgeons in the world, teaching advanced robotic surgery training courses to both American and International surgeons. He regularly directs and speaks at robotic symposia in South America, Europe and Japan. When stateside, Dr. Holloway serves as the principal investigator for many clinical trials and research projects seeking more advanced treatments for gynecologic oncology conditions, such as ovarian cancer.
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      James Kendrick, MD

      Dr. Kendrick joined the gynecologic oncology program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in July 2009. His clinical interests include robotic surgery and the management of all gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Kendrick and the physicians at Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology treat all gynecologic cancers and complicated benign conditions offering treatments and services including da Vinci Robotic hysterectomy, chemotherapy, clinical trials and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

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      Robert Holloway, MD

      Dr. Holloway earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Georgetown University Hospital. Even as co-medical director of Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology, a founding member of Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute, and clinical professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Holloway insists his skills all come down to working with his hands, a trait he picked up while growing up on a farm.

      Dr. Holloway has become one of the most respected robotic surgeons in the world, teaching advanced robotic surgery training courses to both American and International surgeons. He regularly directs and speaks at robotic symposia in South America, Europe and Japan. When stateside, Dr. Holloway serves as the principal investigator for many clinical trials and research projects seeking more advanced treatments for gynecologic oncology conditions, such as ovarian cancer.

Fellows

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      Amanda Stephens, DO
      Chief Resident
      OMGE-6
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      Jessica Kennard, DO
      PGY-5
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      Amanda Stephens, DO
      Chief Resident
      OMGE-6
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      Jessica Kennard, DO
      PGY-5

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule

Our fellows gain vast experience in all aspects of gynecologic oncology, including extensive debulking procedures, pelvic exenteration, bowel resections, urologic procedures, radiation oncology, critical care medicine and chemotherapy. At the end of each academic year, each fellow has performed an average number of 500 cases as the primary surgeon with an additional 400 cases as assistant.

Fellows are actively involved in numerous research projects and have had multiple abstracts accepted for poster presentations at annual SGO meetings, as well as podium presentations at many International and National conferences.

The group has had participation in more than 100 national clinical trials as they are continually discovering and incorporating new ways to prevent and treat gynecologic cancer.

The fellows will have a comprehensive educational curriculum, covering the components all aspects of gynecologic oncology through clinical exposure, operative experience, didactic teaching and conference. Regular conferences will include didactic review of related curriculum, twice-a-month tumor boards and journal club.

Please contact our Program Coordinator, Nathan Gonzalez, for more information.

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Eligibility

What You'll Need

Residents with an interest in the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Florida Hospital are advised to contact the program coordinator to receive an application.

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility & Selection Policy

According to the American Osteopathic Associations Basic Standards for Fellowship Training in Gynecologic Oncology, applicants for the fellowship training program must:

  1. Have graduated from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine
  2. Have satisfactorily completed an AOA-approved residency program in obstetrics and gynecology
  3. Be and remain members of the AOA during fellowship training
  4. Be appropriately licensed in the state in which training is conducted
  5. The candidate shall have applied for the AOBOG general OB/GYN certification exam, and shall have taken the written portion of the exam prior to matriculating the fellowship

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

Salary (for 2017-2018 academic year):

OGME-5: $59,000

OGME-6: $60,000

OGME-7: $61,000

Medical Insurance:

Family medical insurance is provided free of charge through the Florida Hospital Insurance Plan. Physician medical care co-pay is covered for office visits in all Residency Program offices.

Prescription Plan:

The Florida Hospital Prescription Plan is the policy for all employees of Florida Hospital.

Life Insurance:

Life Insurance equivalent to one year's salaray is provided free of charge. Additional life insurance may be purchased for a minimal charge.

Malpractice Insurance:

Occurrence-based malpractice insurance is provided at no cost to the Fellows.

Vacation/Personal Time:

Fellows receive 20 personal leave days (to include sick time, vacation time, holidays, and personal days) at the discretion of the Program Director.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Allowance:

Fellows receive $1,500 together with five (5) days paid leave specifically for continuing education at the Program Director's discretion. The annual Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Conference will be reimbursed through the Florida Hospital Osteopathic Foundation.

Professional Fees:

Fellows receive payment of the following licensure and certification fees and professional membership dues:

  • Florida State Medical Training License and/or Initial Florida State Medical License, if required.
  • Drug Enforcement Agency license
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) membership dues
  • AOA membership dues
  • American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOOG) membership dues
  • ACLS certification
  • Post graduate course in statistics relative to the gathering, dissemination and interpretation of biomedical information.
  • Post graduate course relating to biomedical information and dissemination.
Uniforms:

Fellows receive two white coats. Scrubs are provided at each facility's OR locker room.

Meals:

Fellows have access to the physician lounge when on duty.

Parking:

Designated physician parking is available at each facility at no cost to fellows.

Moving Expenses:

Fellows will be allowed up to $1,500 reimbursement for moving expenses (as delineated in the Florida Hospital GME manual).

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

Application Process

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Applicants to the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program should also have:

  1. Successfully passed all board exams
  2. Acceptable explanation of break in education (if necessary)
  3. Commitment to Gynecologic Oncology

Applications should be received by the Program Coordinator by October 1, 2014.

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Directions

  • From the airport
    Take the North Exit Take 528 West (Toll $2.25) Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Tampa area:
    Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Daytona area:
    Take I-4 West to Tampa Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn left on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
Once on Princeton:
Make a left at Orange

For hospital parking garage entrance, turn right at King Street

Nathan Gonzalez

Residency Coordinator

407-303-5947407-303-7323 2501 N Orange Ave Suite 235 Orlando, FL 32804