Educational Program: Clinical and research component of one-year fellowship – Clinical components consist of outpatient and inpatient experience. The transplant fellowship will provide a broad-based experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation, including inpatient (at least 6 months) and outpatient care of transplant patients (4 months), performance of renal allograft biopsies and mandatory
training in pathology, immunology, tissue typing and immunosuppressive protocols (2 months of elective time). This experience is provided in an acute care setting at University of Cincinnati Medical Center with on-site supervision by full-time faculty. The University of Cincinnati Transplant Program is a leader in clinical research protocols and the fellow will be expected to develop a research project during the
fellowship, resulting in an abstract presentation or publication. Adequate resources, supervision and mentors are available for research activities for the fellow. Clinical and research component of two-year fellowship – same as for one-year program, with an additional research related to transplantation. This will be combined with the responsibilities of a one-year program and spread out over two years.
Resource Materials: Educational material in forms of PowerPoints, NephSAP reviews, Board review courses and books and journals. All of these are available on the computers in the fellows’ office and library and can also be accessed on their personal computers/tablets from home or anywhere else. Weekly Clinical and Educational Schedule: Monday: 9:00am - rounds with surgery; Morning: post-txp clinic;
Afternoon: QAPI and Selection meeting; 2- 4pm - Clinical Transplant Conference, 4:30-5:00 - Biopsy Review Tuesday: 9:00am - rounds with surgery; Afternoon: pre-transplant clinic; 4:00 -Transplant Journal Club; 5:00-5:30 - Biopsy Review Wednesday: 9:00am - rounds with surgery; Morning: post-transplant clinic; Afternoon: pre-transplant clinic; 5:00-5:30 - Biopsy Review Thursday: 9:00am - rounds with
surgery; Donor evaluation (few times/month); 4:30-5:00 Biopsy Review Friday: 9:00am - rounds with surgery; 12:00pm - Transplant Lecture Series; 4:30 - 5:00 Biopsy Review Clinical responsibilities/Didactic sessions: We have daily multidisciplinary rounds with transplant nephrology, surgery, pharmacy, nursing, social workers, and other ancillary staff. There is didactic teaching on these rounds, along with clinic teaching. The fellow is always supervised by a transplant attending.