Surgical Oncology Fellowships

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 (view PDF), 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. 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. This curriculum outline is available here.

The CGSO SCORE modules are based on the curriculum outline.

2020 Surgical Oncology Fellowship Match (August 1, 2021 Fellowship Start)

  • Applicants to the 2019 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 6, 2019. A Residency Token will not allow you to apply for Fellowship programs. Click here to request a Token.
  • MyERAS website opens for fellowship applicants to register and begin working on their applications on November 21, 2019Applicants may begin applying to programs through MyERAS on December 1, 2019.
  • The deadline to submit your application via MyERAS is January 20, 2020No exceptions will be made.
  • 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 in March 2020.
  • The Rank Order List Entry via the NRMP will open on April 22, 2020; the Rank Order List Certification Deadline is May 27, 2020.
  • Results of the match will be announced via NRMP on June 10, 2020.
Request TokenFellowship Token may be requested from Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning June 6, 2019. A Residency Token will not allow you to apply for Fellowship programs. Click here to request a Token.
Application OpensMyERAS will begin to accept applications 
November 21, 2019
. Applicants may begin applying to CGSO programs through myERAS on December 1, 2019
Application DeadlineThe deadline to submit your application via MyERAS is January 20, 2020. No exceptions will be made.
InterviewsInterviews will take place February 24 – May 28, 2020
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 25, 2020.

Rank Order List Deadline:
May 27, 2020

Match Results AnnouncedJune 10, 2020 via NRMP
Fellowship Start DateAugust 1, 2020 – Exceptions: University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and McGill University start date is July 1.

QUESTIONS regarding ERAS? Please contact ERAS at myeras@aamc.org or 202-862-6264.

QUESTIONS regarding NRMP? Please contact NRMP at support@nrmp.org or 202-400-2233.

For any other questions please contact the SSO at 847-427-1400

To review the interview calendar for the 2020 CGSO Oncology Fellowship Match and Participating programs please click on this link.

Below are some links that you may find helpful throughout the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Match process:

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