The rotations for the Transplant Immunology Fellowship are divided into monthly blocks:
|Test ordering algorisms||3 months|
|HLA antibody testing||3 months|
|HLA typing (Molecular Assays-DNA/SSO/sanger sequencing/NGS)||3 months|
|Flow cytometry-based assays (crossmatch/CD34 testing)||3 months|
|Blood bank and transfusion medicine||2 weeks|
|Transplant nephrology||2 weeks|
|Bone marrow/stem cell transplantation||2 weeks|
|Renal pathology||2 weeks|
|Heart and lung pathology||2 weeks|
The call schedule varies and will take place in the second year of fellowship as part of the on-call team for transplant workups and post-transplant monitoring. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Involvement in research projects will occur throughout the entire training period related immunogenetics, histocompatibility, immunopathology, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, molecular pathology, and transplant patient management.
The fellowship also supports the travel to national meetings to present research data.
The fellowship provides a wide range of didactic training that will be involved in several interdisciplinary conferences, including:
- Interactions with transplant nephrologists and transplant surgeons
- Laboratory management meetings
- Weekly kidney transplant meeting
- Weekly hematopoietic stem cell transplant meeting
- HLA Journal Club once a month
- Weekly lung transplant pathology service meeting
- Research conferences
To confirm that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, performance is monitored carefully throughout the Transplant Immunology Fellowship. You are evaluated formally by core faculty members at the end of each rotation and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational goals are being met.