BruceGallowayGrant_InfoGuide

What is the Bruce Galloway Grant? Ovarian Cancer Canada, in partnership with The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC), established the Bruce Galloway Trainee Awards for obstetrics and Gynecology residents who choose Gynecologic oncology as an elective. The goal of the program is to increase the number of ob-gyn residents who select this specialty and remain in Canada to practice. A monetary award of $1,500 is designed to cover travel and housing to work with a Gynecologic oncology team during a one month elective. Ovarian Cancer Canada and GOC will also consider 1. CEO of Ovarian Cancer Canada or designate 2. GOC rep on Ovarian Canada Board of Directors 3. President of GOC or designate What are the application Guidelines? In order to consider approval of the trainee award, GOC must receive this form duly completed and signed. Application are sent to Chisomo Nguluwe by email at cnguluwe@g-o-c.org . Accompanied by: 1. A one-page letter from you describing why you have chosen to do an elective in Gynecologic oncology 2. Letter of support from the local (hometown) Gynecology oncologist 3. Letter of support from the receiving Gynecology oncologist 4. Acceptance letter from receiving program director OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: • Resident will make his/her own arrangements for accommodations with help of sponsoring centre through local university • once the application is approved, GOC issues a payment 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the elective • Once the award is approved, we will ask the recipient to submit a report about their elective and picture(s) for publishing. • We will consider reimbursement of any provincial licensing fees. Original receipts will be needed • Application file sent to OCC CEO (Elisabeth Baugh), GOC Rep on OCC Board (currently Laurie Elit) and GOC President (currently Walter Gotlieb) for their recommendation • We present a certificate at AGM dinner • We consider multiple electives providing there are funds left in the budget at the end of the OCC fiscal year (March 31st) It was said that multiple electives at different centres will enhance the candidate’s experience by being exposed to the varying techniques and skills, etc. that may be unique to each centre. In some centres, the candidate would be exposed to robotics for example whereas other centres, more laparoscopic procedures. Having worked in 2 or more centres would help in the candidate’s decision making as to their future in Gynecologic oncology and will also have created good connections with the centres thus elevating their chance to be selected in a particular fellowship program. additional costs incurred with respect to provincial licensing requirements. Review committee consists of:

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