Transfusion Fellowship Program
UC Davis Medical Center is a 500+ bed University Hospital and Level I trauma center in Northern California with active Hematology, Oncology, Pediatric, Neonatal, OB and Cardiac Surgery services. The Hospital transfuses 36,000 blood products and performs 400 apheresis procedures each year. The Apheresis service does therapeutic plasmapheresis and a variety of cytapheresis procedures. The Center for Regenerative Cures is actively involved in cellular therapy research. BloodSource is a large community-based blood center with 190,000 donors/yr, pre-transfusion Infectious Disease Testing services, HLA testing and a regional Immunohematology Reference Lab.
Transfusion Fellowship Goals and Objectives (PDF link)
The 12 month program is divided as follows:
Transfusion Service Intensive – 1 month
Apheresis Service Intensive - 1 month
Transfusion Service/Apheresis Combined Rotation – 5 months, five blocks of 1 month each
Hematopathology – 1 month
Stem Cell Research Elective – 1 month
Donor Center – 1 month
Immunohematology Reference Lab – 1 month
HLA Lab – 1 month
We plan to train Transfusion Medicine physicians who will be leaders capable of ensuring the most effective treatments, the safest transfusions and the most sophisticated cellular therapies. Our goals, stated in the context of the ACGME competency areas, are:
|Competency||Major Goals||Specific Example(s)|
|Patient care||Understand the management of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy issues in diverse patient populations||Recognize the symptoms and signs of hemolytic and non-hemolytic transfusion reactions|
|Medical Knowledge||Know the scientific and medical principles that guide current transfusion and cellular therapy||Demonstrate knowledge of the indications for CMV safe or irradiated blood components|
|Practice-Based Learning and Teaching||Demonstrate process for ongoing acquisition of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy knowledge & skills||Demonstrate proficiency in evaluating patients requiring apheresis procedures, keep abreast of new indications as published by ASFA Special issue|
|Interpersonal and Communication Skills||Develop a good working relationship with other physicians, health care professionals, as well as patients and donors||Write appropriate Blood Bank Consultations that communicate the patient’s problem(s) and the plan for transfusion therapy|
|Professionalism||Demonstrate respect, compassion, and integrity to patients, families, and health professional colleagues||Demonstrate familiarity with ethical issues in BB and TM (e.g., confidentiality, HIV testing, and the patient’s right to refuse transfusion)|
|Systems-Based Practice||Work within the medical system to provide optimal care||Participate in blood utilization review and quality assurance|
Applicants may come from residencies in Pathology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology & certain other disciplines as defined by the American Board of Pathology. Pathology applicants should have completed either a combined AP/CP residency or a CP residency.
Appropriate to postgraduate levels established by the University of California at Davis.
***Position is available for 2013. Fellowship is filled for 2014***
Completed applications consist of the following and must include all gaps of time regardless of professional or personal: CV/Resume/CAP standardized form; personal statement; three letters of recommendation (one must be from your Residency Program Director), please address to Carol Marshall, M.D., Director, Blood Bank Fellowship; and letter of interest or intent.
Please send applications to:
Resident and Fellow Physician, Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
UC Davis Medical Center
4400 V St., PATH Building
Sacramento, CA 95817
These Deadlines only pertain to future Fellowship openings, not the immediate 2010 opening.
|December 1 (19 months before matriculation)||Receipt of CV or Standardized Form|
|January 1 (18 months before matriculation)||Receipt of Letters of recommendation|
|February 28th (16 months before matriculation)||Completion of Interviews|
|March 1st (16 months before matriculation)||Issuance of Offers|