Gynecologic Care Specialist
Gynecologic Care Specialist (GCS) accreditation is available to allied health professionals (including but not limited to nurses, nurse practitioners, medical doctors, physical therapists, physician assistants, psychiatrists and psychologists) who primarily treat gynecologic patients and have been nominated by a surgeon accredited in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
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1. Ongoing Education
The program participant is committed to excellence in the care of gynecology patients. The participant will complete periodic continuing medical education courses related to treating gynecologic disorders.
2. Professional Experience
The participant spends a significant portion of their efforts treating patients with gynecologic disorders and/or patients who have undergone minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. At least one year of experience treating gynecologic patients is required.
3. Professional Certification
The program participant must have appropriate licensure in their field of expertise.
4. Accredited Surgeon Endorsement
The participant is sponsored by a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon who maintains accreditation as Center of Excellence and/or Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. The endorsing surgeon does not have to be accredited by SRC.
5. Patient Education
The participant provides education for patients with gynecologic disorders as well as those who undergo surgery. This education can be provided in addition to or in conjunction with the sponsoring surgeon or the patients’ other gynecologic care providers.
Annual Fee: $250 USD
Renewal Site Inspection: $50 USD (every three years, waived if applicant is reviewed during COE/SOE inspection)
- Annual participation fees are billed one year after applicants pay their first year’s annual fee and each year thereafter.
- Renewal inspections will occur every three years after the initial site inspection.
Fees are subject to change without notice and are not refundable. Payment of required fees does not guarantee accreditation.