Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

Program Overview

This ACGME accredited fellowship is intended for physicians who wish to acquire specialized experience and knowledge in each of the areas of blood banking and transfusion medicine (BBTM).  There is an active clinical consultative service in transfusion medicine providing support for a breadth of clinical services in this complex, quaternary care health system including adult and pediatric level 1 trauma centers, solid organ and stem cell transplants, obstetrics, pediatrics and more.   The Fellowship includes opportunities to participate in hematopoietic stem cell collection and processing, clinical coagulation, tissue typing, flow cytometry, therapeutic apheresis, diagnostic molecular pathology, and informatics.  The Fellow is involved in quality assessment and improvement activities, and in teaching physicians, students and staff.  The Fellow has the opportunity to initiate research which could extend the fellowship beyond the traditional one-year period.  The Fellow participates in developing policies and procedures, and leads the daily BBTM rounds attended by the attending physician, residents, medical students and charge technologist, and rotating trainees.  There is an opportunity to spend time at a blood center. The Fellowship has a proven record of preparing participants for a BBTM career in a blood center, academic medical center or private practice.

The candidate should have successfully completed a residency in pathology or other ACGME-accredited residency program.  The candidate must hold a license or be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Foreign medical graduates must be ECFMG-certified at the time of application.

The stipend is determined by the individual’s year of postgraduate training.

Number of positions: 1

Open Positions: (updated March 21, 2019)

2020: 0

2021: 1

Interested candidates should submit the Fellowship Application, current CV, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, medical school transcript, and a copy of the USMLE transcript. Electronic submission is preferred. Applications will be accepted starting July 1st, twenty-four months prior to the start date, and positions will remain open until filled. The application and all supporting materials should be addressed to:

Kim Knotts
Medical Education Coordinator
University of Virginia
PO Box 800214
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0168
Phone: (434) 924-9175
kdk2g@virginia.edu