Meeting future requirements in gynaecological oncology subspecialty training

  • Leon Cornelius Snyman

Abstract

Subspecialty training in gynaecological oncology in South Africa is a very young venture in the discipline of gynaecology. In 2008, the first candidate fulfilled the requirements for the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa’s subspecialty certificate in Gynaecological Oncology. As a subspecialty, gynaecological oncology adds significant value to the management and care of women who are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer, and enhances survival and treatment outcome.1 Therefore, there is no doubt that it is judicious to train gynaecological oncologists in South Africa.

Author Biography

Leon Cornelius Snyman
Principal Specialist Gynaecological Oncology Unit Department Obstetrics & Gynaecology University of Pretoria
Published
2012-10-29
Section
Guest Editorial