Overall Fellowship Goal
The overall goal of this fellowship is to prepare a fellow with sufficient knowledge and experience to function as the Medical Director of the Blood Bank and/or Transfusion Medicine service in a community or academic hospital.
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.
The ACGME Core Competencies will be incorporated into the objectives and will also be the basis for fellow evaluation during this fellowship. The following summarizes the “six core competencies” specifically delineated for Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine: