Organ specific transplant surgery fellowship

Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by anxietypeaker, 10.29.14.

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    anxietypeaker Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    I've noticed that the transplant fellowships are accredited by the society of transplant surgeons for specific organs or multiorgans (ie hpb, liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine, etc). On the other hand, many fellowships on their website say they are accredited for kidney but provide thorough training for liver and pancreas too (as an example). Does anyone know how important organ specific accreditation is in actual practice? I realize that a fellowship in transplanation is necessary, but if one were to attend a program accredited in only kidney but the fellowship claims some training in liver and intestine, would you be able to find hospitals that would allow you to perform liver and intestine transplants also (for example)?
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