Renal Transplantation Fellowship
Heidi Schaefer, Director
Applications for fellowship are accepted in July for the following year.
For more information contact:
Justin Wolf, Renal Transplant Fellowship Coordinator
Please provide the completed application, your CV, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Renal Transplant Fellowship, Att: Justin Wolf, 1161 21st Ave. S., MCN S-3307, Nashville, TN 37232.
The Vanderbilt University Division of Nephrology is pleased to offer training toward certification in Transplantation Medicine. This one year training experience begins at the time a candidate is Board eligible or certified for the subspeciality of Nephrology. This experience fulfills the extant requirements established by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) for individuals to stand as the approved transplant internist for any program.The training program, by offering a training experience formally certified by the ASN/AST Credentialing program, includes a six-month clinical experience in which the trainee will manage at least 30 renal transplant recipients as the primary care giver in both in- and outpatient settings, donor evaluation, pretransplant and recipient evaluation, and all prominent features of the clinical experience. The trainee is expected to manage immunosuppression, fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, blood pressure and glucose control, and anti-infective prophylaxis for all newly engrafted recipients.
There is also an additional six-months of elective time including rotations through transplant pathology, tissue typing, organ bank activities, transplant of other organs, pediatric renal transplantation, and research. Each trainee is expected to be a participant in a clinical and/or basic transplant research project during the year with the expectation that publishable data will be obtained by the trainee.
In addition to these clinical and research activities the training program includes a Journal Club, weekly Transplant Research Conference, weekly Transplant Patient Conference, monthly Renal Transplant Biopsy Conference, as well as other didactic activities in the Division of Nephrology