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Rotation schedule

The rotations for the Transplant Immunology Fellowship are divided into monthly blocks:

Required rotations Length
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
Elective rotations Length
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

Call frequency

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.

Didactic training

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.