The first year clinical rotations include two four-month core rotations at Roger Williams Medical Center in General Surgical Oncology. The Division is divided into two teams. One team concentrates on head and neck malignancies, breast tumor management, sarcoma and cutaneous malignancies. The second team has major interest in hepatobiliary, pancreas, esophagus, colorectal and endocrine surgery, with particular emphasis on minimally invasive approaches. The fellow's surgical oncology core time will be divided between these two groups.
Included in the experience are also four week rotations in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Pathology.
The second year includes four months of dedicated research time, including focused studies in biostatistics and clinical trials, in addition to investigational requirements of an institutional review board. In months 2–4, the fellow returns to the core program. The fellow rotates to the Women & Infants Hospital's Breast Department in addition to a one–month rotation with the gynecologic oncology service. There is a two–month hepatobiliary rotation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. There is a 1-month international elective, which is funded by the Department. There is an optional three-year program that emphasizes laboratory and grant writing skills. This track is directed towards developing the surgical oncologist as a clinical and laboratory investigator capable of competing for independent funding.