Complex General Surgical Oncology (CGSO) Fellowships
The Society of Surgical Oncology is pleased to report that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors has approved the program requirements for Complex General Surgical Oncology. All fellowship programs based in the United States listed on the program list below are accredited by the ACGME. These programs are required to comply with the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Complex General Surgical Oncology.
The Society of Surgical Oncology has approved all five Canadian programs, which are also accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Strict requirements, listed below, must be met to be an SSO-approved training program.
|New Case Minimums: The RC-Surgery of the ACGME has implemented new case number requirements, effective with surgeons who began CGSO fellowship training as of July 1, 2016. These surgeons will be required to have met the new case requirements by the time of their application to the CGSO QE.|
Surgical Oncology Training Program
The Society of Surgical Oncology is pleased to report that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors has approved the program requirements for Complex General Surgical Oncology. All fellowship programs based in the United States listed on the Program List below are accredited by the ACGME. These programs are required to comply with the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Complex General Surgical Oncology.
The Society of Surgical Oncology has approved all three Canadian programs, which are also accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The strict requirements outlined below must be met to be an SSO-approved training program.
Complex General Surgical Oncology Curriculum
All approved Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship programs, must follow and base their program on the Complex General Surgical Oncology Curriculum.
2024 CGSO Fellowship Match (Positions Start August 2025)
- Applicants to the 2024 Surgical Oncology Fellowship Match will submit applications and supporting documents through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The SSO will not accept applications for the match. Applicants must request a Token from the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office (EFDO) prior to registering on MyERAS, beginning June 8, 2023.
|Request Token||Fellowship Tokens may be requested from Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning June 8, 2023. A Residency Token will not allow you to apply for Fellowship programs. Click here to request a Token.|
|Application Opens||MyERAS will open for fellowship applicants to register and begin working on their applications on |
November 15, 2023. MyERAS opens for programs to review applications on December 6, 2023.
|Application Deadline||The deadline to submit your application via MyERAS is January 15, 2024. No exceptions will be made.|
Interviews will take place February 2, 2024 – May 28, 2024.
SSO encourages CGSO Fellowship Programs to conduct in-person interviews during the CGSO program match but understands each individual program must make the choice that is best for their institution. There should be one declared approach at each institution, either entirely virtual or entirely in-person, but no hybrid combination of both approaches. SSO recognizes many programs prefer in-person interviews, however, there is no one-size-fits all approach and each program will need to decide what format best meets their needs and the needs of their fellowship candidates.
|Rank Order List Entry (via NRMP)|
The Ranking Entry process will be conducted through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP®). Program candidates must register with the NRMP® (even if you have utilized the R3 system before). Please do this by going to Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system, using a unique email, username and password.
Registration opens on March 20, 2024.
Rank Order List Opens: April 17, 2024
Quota Changes Due: May 15, 2024
Rank Order List Deadline:
|Match Results Announced||June 12, 2024 via NRMP|
|Fellowship Start Date||August 1, 2025 – Exceptions: University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and McGill University start date is July 1.|
QUESTIONS regarding ERAS? Please contact ERAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-862-6264.
QUESTIONS regarding NRMP? Please contact NRMP at email@example.com or 202-400-2233.
For any other questions please contact the SSO at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship applicants are able to view the sign-up calendar to see what dates programs have reserved to conduct their interviews as part of the 2024 Match process. Interviews will take place between February and May 2024. Prospective applicants should be aware that in 2024 each program can decide to conduct interviews either virtually or in-person. Programs will be offering their interviews as noted on the calendar and should utilize the “list view” option to scroll through the full list of the dates and programs. Please note that some programs may conduct interviews on only one date, whereas others may offer two dates for interviews.
Any Fellowship Programs needing assistance with their reserved dates should contact email@example.com.
Below are some links that you may find helpful throughout the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Match process:
Events and Conferences
SSO’s Fellows Institute is an annual educational program cosponsored by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). Originally developed to complement the education and training received as part of SSO-approved fellowship programs, the program has evolved over the years to include didactic sessions and hands-on laboratory sessions to provide skills-based content that enhance overall training.
SSO is exploring a virtual meeting option for the 2021 meeting. More information will be posted on this page soon.
CGSO Board Review Course
Successful completion of the CGSO Board Exam is a landmark milestone in the career of a surgical oncologist. SSO wants to help ensure that CGSO fellows pass the exam and take the next step in their surgical careers.
Additional information about the 2022 CGSO Board Exam Review Course will be available soon.