Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

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.  The Fellowship includes opportunities to participate in hematopoietic stem cell collection and processing, clinical coagulation, tissue typing, flow cytometry, apheresis, diagnostic molecular pathology, and informatics.  There is an active clinical consultative service in transfusion medicine.  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 report attended by all the physicians, medical students and supervisors involved with the service.  There is an opportunity to spend time at Virginia Blood Services, which supplies about 40,000 products annually to the University Hospital, where there are active solid organ and stem cell transplantation programs and a Level 1 trauma center.  The Fellowship has a proven record of preparing participants for a career in transfusion medicine.

Fellowship Requirements

The candidate should have successfully completed a residency in pathology or a clinical discipline.  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.

Number of positions: 1

Applications

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

Open Positions: updated July 31st, 2018)

2019: 1

2020: 0

Stipend

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

Faculty

Gay Wehrli, MD, MBA, MSEd (Director)
James D. (Jim) Gorham, MD, PhD.
Chance (John) Luckey, MD, PhD.