WellSpan Medical Education

Gynecologic Oncology

Welcome to the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program webpage.

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at WellSpan York Hospital, Pennsylvania, offers a three-year subspecialty training program experience in gynecologic oncology for qualified trainees. Our fellowship training program is approved and fully accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).


The training program was established in 2006, under the leadership of Dr. Timothy McGuinness, DO and Dr. Ronald Hempling, MD. These accomplished clinicians had envisioned an academic, community hospital based clinical training program designed to train and prepare gynecologic oncologists for clinical practice in any setting they graduated into. The training program was affiliated with osteopathic training programs, and attracted interest from qualified applicants all over the country. Since 2019, the program successfully transitioned to becoming fully accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), for the training of gynecologic oncology fellows.

All clinical training activities are based in the facilities of WellSpan York Hospital, in York, Pennsylvania. York Hospital  is a large academic teaching and community hospital in South Central Pennsylvania, providing acute and non-acute care to residents of counties in central and southern Pennsylvania, as well as northern Maryland. The hospital has an accredited level I trauma center, and also has one of the busiest emergency/acute care departments in Pennsylvania. The gynecologic oncology division supports a high-volume referral clinical service, which utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and tools for the treatment of all gynecologic cancers.

The fellowship program leadership is committed to providing the fellows with a robust curriculum and learning experience, in a nurturing environment. As part of our growth, the research activities are being expanded to include the opportunity for basic science research, to support the current clinical research activities. The fellows are supported in their activities and wellbeing, through the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, the Graduate Medical Education office, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the York Hospital graduate trainee community

Our graduating fellows have successfully integrated into various clinical practice settings throughout the country.

The Mission Statement of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program:

To train gynecologic fellows to the highest standards of knowledge attainment, in preparation for successful independent practice in all aspects of gynecologic oncology.

Foundational Values of The Fellowship Program

EDUCATION:  Our fellows-in-training, and rotating residents are immersed in a rigorous educational program that is intended to provide the didactic basis for evidence-based clinical practice.

SERVICE: Fellows consolidate their clinical skills through supervision in evidence-based clinical care of patients.

RESEARCH: Fellows are encouraged to be inquisitive and are taught the scientific method for investigating and answering clinical research questions.

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