The gynecologic oncology fellows attend an annual trainee (fellows and residents) 1 1/2 day retreat sponsored by the Division of Hematology/Oncology that is geared towards wellness, communication, teamwork, and resilience. This off site multidisciplinary retreat, typically held in Sonoma, provides opportunities for peer and social networking. Fellows are given two half days off each year for preventive health appointments. The Institution has named a GME Director of Wellness and has an additional full time Psychologist dedicated to GME who provides night and weekend clinical hours. Wellness has been included in orientation activities, to talk about ways to maintain wellness during training, and to emphasize to incoming residents and fellows that this is an institutional priority. Faculty development for mentoring and support skills is also an ongoing initiative of the department. Grand rounds and workshops exist to develop these skills, and mentoring is reviewed at the annual faculty review with the department chair.

UC Davis strongly promotes that health and well-being can be learned and continually practiced to enhance quality of life. Individual health and well-being include awareness, commitment, and open-mindedness. Community health and well-being includes collaboration, integrity and inclusion. UC Davis Health has a focused Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program to provide support for physicians when personal or work issues arise, with confidential and free services. More information is available here.

Stipends and Benefits

Professional liability insurance is provided by the Regents of the University of California. Fellow benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as disability insurance; life/accidental death and dismemberment insurance; physician lab coats, laundry services; and maternity/paternity leave. Annual vacation leave (20 working days per year) plus protected conference and fellowship-specific educational workshops are included.

Salaries are set at the level of PGY-5 (first year fellow), PGY-6 (second year fellow), and PGY-7 (third year fellow). Salaries are established annually and are subject to change from union bargaining.

Living in Sacramento

Sacramento, California’s capital, is the sixth largest city in California and the ninth largest capital in the Unites States. We are located in the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers. We are known for our large urban parks, including a 26-mile river parkway and bike trail along our rivers. California has a lot to offer! Be sure to check out what there is to discover in "Gold Country."