Transplant Fellowship - Curriculum
- To learn transplant recipient evaluation and management
- To become well versed in the short and long term complications and management of the transplant recipient
- To become experienced in outpatient management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
- Perform kidney and pancreas transplant candidate evaluations
- Perform kidney transplant donor evaluations
- Perform kidney transplant biopsies
- Interpret kidney transplant biopsy histology
- Interpret transplant ultrasound studies
- Gain expertise in the renal evaluation of non-renal transplant recipients with kidney disease
|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|
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.
- weekly transplant grand rounds
- once a month journal club
- monthly case review during nephrology clinical rounds
- monthly lecture during general nephrology lecture series
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.