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Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Atlas, Jun 21, 2002.
How difficult is it to get a transplantation fellowship after a surgical residency?
What's the difference between the two?
I believe the difference is that after a person finishes their categorical general surgery residency, he/she may subspecialize in organ transplantation. They are two entirely different and separate entities. I was wondering how difficult it is to get a fellowship in transplantation. Anybody have some ideas?
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Atlas:
<strong>How difficult is it to get a transplantation fellowship after a surgical residency?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hi there,
If you are interested in getting a transplantation fellowship, you need to make sure that you match in a strong-university-based surgery residency with a strong transplantation program. If you match where you can find a good nationally-known transplatation mentor, you should be able to get the guidance that you will need to develop in your career. From that base, you should be able to interact with and have opportunities to get the solid research and skills that you will need for a transplatation fellowship. You need to look at General Surgery residencies that have good research opportunities for residents and take advantage of those opportunities. Obviously you want to look at programs of a caliber like Pittsburgh and others. Most good surgical fellowships (especially transplantation) are pretty competitive so you need to stay on top of your academics and research.
Your post was very helpful. Thank You!
transplant surgery is not terribly competative for training positions. A good # are filled by FMG's. Some of the more competative programs are Pittsburgh (naturally), Minnesota, UCSF, Baylor-Dallas,and Maryland which are all among the highest volume centers.
I agree with droliver - Transplant is not considered a competitive fellowship at *most* programs. You needn't go to a top residency program to match in Transplant, although at the best programs, it will certainly help.