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Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Royal Oak

This Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine fellowship, established in 1979, is a twelve-month ACGME-accredited program. This fellowship is divided into 3 sites

  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Blood Bank (10 months)
  • Michigan Blood (1 month)
  • Karmanos Cancer Center (1 month)

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a 1,109 bed facility, which has an active transfusion service supporting a Level 1 Trauma Center, an expanding solid organ transplant program, and busy OB/GYN and hematology/oncology services. Blood donor center experience is obtained Versiti Blood of Michigan. Training for Transfusion Medicine support of stem cell transplantation programs is obtained through the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Karmanos Cancer Center, which is university-based program providing autologous, related and unrelated stem cell transplants under certification of the National Marrow Donor Program.  


Upon completion of this fellowship, the fellow will learn the essential administrative, laboratory and clinical aspects of blood donor and hospital transfusion services and the overall goal of this fellowship is to prepare a physician to become a competent Transfusion Medicine Specialist.

Mission

Our mission is to train Transfusion Medicine Fellows to provide compassionate, extraordinary care to a diverse population. The Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience that prepares physicians to function as the medical director in a contemporary transfusion medicine service in community or academic hospitals. Fellows learn to provide patient- and family-centered care, contributing to the health and well-being of patients throughout the community. We attempt to retain our graduates to continue to serve our community.

Aims

Throughout the year the fellow will learn the essential administrative, laboratory, and clinical aspects of blood donor and hospital transfusion services. This knowledge and experience will be gained by: (1) rotations through various work areas; (2) daily meetings with the medical director of the Blood Bank and/or associate medical director of the Blood Bank; (3) specific assignments (research, literature review, or reading) supervised by the medical director of the Blood Bank. Objectives for this fellowship are based on the AABB Taskforce on Transfusion Medicine Resident Curriculum recommendations pertaining to curriculum content in Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking education in pathology residency programs (Reference: Fung MK, et al. A proposal for curriculum content in transfusion medicine and blood banking education in pathology residency programs. Transfusion 2007;47:1930-136). These objectives are divided into three areas (i.e. Transfusion Service, Blood Collection/Blood Center/Cell Processing, and Therapeutic Apheresis). By achieving these objectives, the fellow should achieve competency in these areas by the end of their one-year fellowship and satisfy our mission statement.

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