Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

Rutgers Cancer Institute and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offers a comprehensive three-year training experience accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Clinical Experience: Fellows receive broad-based training in Gynecologic Oncology, with their clinical experience primarily based at the Cancer Institute in New Brunswick and New Jersey Medical School in Newark. They are involved in all aspects of patient care, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, intensive care, and end-of-life care. Continuity clinic sessions allow fellows to follow their panel of patients throughout the three years of training.

Faculty Support: The program is supported by a team of nine core full-time faculty members within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cancer Institute and New Jersey Medical School. These faculty members are dedicated in providing excellent patient care, education, and research. Additionally, there are seven non-core faculty members actively involved in educating the Gynecologic Oncology fellows.

Research Opportunities: The second year of the fellowship is dedicated to full-time research for twelve months. Fellows can pursue interests in either laboratory or clinical research. They are also required to complete a medical biostatistics course to enhance their research skills.

Educational Curriculum: The curriculum integrates clinical rotations, research opportunities, and didactic conferences to provide fellows with a comprehensive education in Gynecologic Oncology. Weekly interdisciplinary clinical and tumor board conferences, journal clubs, and didactic conferences contribute to fellows' learning and professional development.

Access to Resources: Through the Rutgers Cancer Institute, a NCI designated Cancer Center, fellows have access to innovative research and dynamic clinical training. The program emphasizes comprehensive education and fosters collegial relationships between faculty and fellows.

Professional Development: Fellows are involved in teaching medical students and residents and have opportunities for career development and mentorship. The program maintains a high faculty-to-fellow ratio to ensure personalized attention and support for fellows.

Overall, the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program provides fellows with a robust educational experience, extensive clinical exposure, and opportunities for research and professional growth in the field of Gynecologic Oncology.


Fellows are expected to gain competency in all major gynecological oncological surgical procedures, hysteroscopic procedures; chemotherapeutic and radiotherapeutic management of patients with gynecological malignancies; urologic and bowel procedures as it relates to gynecologic malignancy management.

Fellows will become excellent consultants, able to provide excellent care to patients who present with preinvasive diseases as well as manage patients who present with gynecologic malignancies and those that need complex gynecologic surgical procedures. 


To qualify for the Gynecologic Fellowship Program, applicants must:

  • have satisfactorily completed residency training in an accredited residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • be board eligible or board certified
  • be able to secure a medical license to practice in the state of New Jersey

Applications and Deadlines

Candidates interested in applying for our fellowship program should submit an application through ERAS by April 1st. Applications must include:

  • Current CV
  • Personal statement 
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 minimum)
  • Medical School transcripts
  • USMLE, COMLEX transcripts (Steps 1, 2 & 3)
  • CREOG scores (optional)

We also participate in the national match program through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
Interview Dates for Fellowship starting in August 2025

Length of Program 
3 years (36 months)

No. of Positions Yearly:    
1 position


Program Director
James Aikins, MD

Associate Program Director
Mark Einstein, MD

Program Manager
Kimberly Finney, MBA


Mailing Address:               
Attn: Ms. Kimberly Finney
Rutgers Cancer Institute
Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
For more information about the fellowship and the application process, please contact the Program Manager, Ms. Kimberly Finney, at 732-235-6775.

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