University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison, WI
Training Program Director: Sharon Weber, MD

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology received ACGME accreditation for a fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology in January 2017. The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin offers one of the leading surgical programs in the nation. We are comprised of more than 100 full-time faculty and an additional 500 full-time staff who support our mission. We are a leader in clinical, basic, and translational research; more than $12 million in federal research funding supports our research programs. The Department was recently ranked 6th in NIH Funding to U.S. surgery departments according to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and has been in the top 10 for the past four years.

About the Program
This program accepts one fellow, every other year. This is a two-year fellowship with twenty months of clinical work and four months of dedicated research. The fellow will serve on up to 11 rotations throughout their clinical months, including breast, GI surgical oncology, melanoma, sarcoma, medical oncology, endocrine, pathology, and radiation oncology. The fellow will be responsible for seeing patients in clinic, developing care plans, and taking part in surgical cases with faculty supervision. The fellow will serve as an educator for junior residents and medical students in clinic and operative settings and through participation in surgical oncology teaching conferences.

The fellow will have the opportunity to train within the UW Carbone Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Wisconsin. 

Our renowned UW Health Breast Center is the only breast center in South Central Wisconsin to have full accreditation from the NAPBC.

In addition to their time at the University of Wisconsin, the fellow will rotate on services at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI. At the Veterans Hospital, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a unique, 2-year continuity clinic for new and follow-up cancer patients, including breast, GI surgical oncology, melanoma, sarcoma, endocrine, thoracic, and colorectal patients.

Surgical Oncology Faculty
Sharon Weber, MD (Program Director)
Daniel Abbott, MD
Emily Winslow, MD
Caprice Greenberg, MD
Heather Neuman, MD
Lee Wilke, MD

Conferences
The fellow will attend weekly didactic teaching conferences, as well as tumor boards and multidisciplinary conferences. Each week they will attend departmental Grand Rounds, Morbidity & Mortality Conference, and a surgical oncology teaching conference. While on other rotations the fellow will attend tumor boards in the following specialties (when appropriate): hepatobiliary, breast, sarcoma, melanoma, primary liver tumor, thoracic, endocrine, and head and neck.

Research Opportunities
This program offers a vast array of diverse research opportunities. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in clinical or laboratory research, and will have direct access to faculty mentors in basic science, clinical trials, and outcomes and translational research. Travel to national and international conferences will be supported if the fellow is presenting their own research. 

Salary & Benefits
The stipend level set by UW Hospital and Clinics is below:
PGY 6: $67,443
PGY 7: $69,491

The fellow may choose from a variety of comprehensive health plans, including fee-for-service plans and HMOs.

Additional Opportunities
The fellow will have the option to pursue international rotations, complete robotic surgery training, take advantage of the UW Clinical Simulation Program, and take classes to pursue other degrees and certificates in areas such as clinical investigation, statistics, and public health. 

How to Apply and Eligibility
We are participating in the 2018 match through the NRMP (for an August 1, 2019 start date). Applications are accepted through ERAS. Completion of an ACGME accredited general surgery residency in the US or Canada is required.

For applicants that are non-US Citizens, applicants must acquire or currently hold a Green Card or a J-1 Alien Physician visa.

Contact and Address:

Program Director: Sharon Weber, MD
Address: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
600 Highland Avenue, H4/730    
Madison, WI 53792-7375
Phone:
Fax:
608-262-2025
608-252-0913
Email: webers@surgery.wisc.edu

Program Coordinator: Ellen Hansen
Address: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
600 Highland Avenue, K4/749
Madison, WI 53792-7375
Phone:
Fax:
608-262-2025
608-252-0913
Email: hansene@surgery.wisc.edu