Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

This one-year accredited fellowship position is intended for physicians wishing to acquire special expertise in all aspects of transfusion medicine. 

Overview

The fellow spends six months on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus and four months at Carter BloodCare located in Bedford, Texas. Additionally, one month is spent in the HLA laboratory (three weeks at UT Southwestern and Baylor University Medical Center) and paternity testing at Gene Screen, a private laboratory.

The participant will be integrally involved in the activities of both an independent community blood collection center and three hospital transfusion services. The hospitals are conveniently located on one campus and include a major county hospital with regional trauma center, a children's hospital, and a private university hospital with surgical emphasis.

Active transplantation services include kidney, bone marrow, and pediatric heart and liver. Apheresis services are well utilized, both for cell collection and therapeutic procedures. The blood donation center collects approximately 400,000 whole blood donations per year and is involved in peripheral blood progenitor cell harvesting and cryopreservation as well as bone marrow processing.

The emphasis of the fellowship will be on clinical consultation with physicians, patients, and donors, with excellent laboratory exposure to both serologic techniques and blood component processing. The responsibilities will include participation in resident education and attendance at policy-making and utilization review organizations. Opportunities for research are available and encouraged.

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Requirements

Must be a physician, board-eligible or certified by a major specialty board. Physician must be eligible for a Texas institutional permit.

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Computer Resources

UT Southwestern is served by an extensive network of clinical and resource software. Problems including Cerner and OASIS, which may be accessed from numerous locations for immediate access to patient lab results and other pertinent information. Additionally, the Fellow receives a personal computer and an office.

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Conferences

Name of Conference

Frequency

Department Responsible

Transfusion Medicine Journal Club

Twice monthly, 1.5 hours each

Transfusion Medicine

Hospital transfusion service “intake” and Apheresis “intake” rounds

Daily, 1/2 hour each

Transfusion Medicine faculty and blood bank technologists

Hemostasis conference

Once weekly, 1 hour each

 

Blood center directors meeting

Once weekly, 2 hours each

Blood center staff

AABB and ASCP teleconference

Periodic: 1.5 hours each

Hospital or blood center

Blood center distinguished speaker series

Approximately quarterly

Blood center

Clinical Pathology rounds

 

 

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Faculty

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