Transplant Fellowship - Curriculum

 

Objectives | Clinical Program | Didactic Program | Research | Faculty

Objectives

  1. To learn transplant recipient evaluation and management
  2. To become well versed in the short and long term complications and management of the transplant recipient
  3. To become experienced in outpatient management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
  4. Perform kidney and pancreas transplant candidate evaluations
  5. Perform kidney transplant donor evaluations
  6. Perform kidney transplant biopsies
  7. Interpret kidney transplant biopsy histology
  8. Interpret transplant ultrasound studies
  9. Gain expertise in the renal evaluation of non-renal transplant recipients with kidney disease

Clinical Program

Location University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Transplants On average 100 kidney and kidney pancreas transplants per year
Inpatient care 6-8 months of the year
Outpatient care 12 months of the year
Schedule Post transplant clinic twice a week, new evaluations once a week, long-term follow up clinic once a week.
Selection the fellow will participate in the weekly review of transplant and donor candidates

Didactic Program

Formal lectures

Weekly two-hour sessions over 6 months: The topics will include: basic immunology, infectious diseases, medical issues as they relate to transplant care, metabolic bone disease, pharmacology, pathology, obstetrics and surgery.

Lectures are provided by basic and clinical scientists on immunology, pharmacology, obstetrics, diabetes, metabolic bone disease and infectious disease topics along with sessions on post-operative and maintenance transplant care.

Conferences

  • weekly transplant grand rounds
  • once a month journal club
  • monthly case review during nephrology clinical rounds
  • monthly lecture during general nephrology lecture series

Research

All fellows are expected to complete a clinical project resulting in a manuscript submission. Research can be performed with nephrologists, hepatologists, surgeons, pathologists, pediatric nephrologists, the HLA laboratory or with other collaborative practitioners or scientists.

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