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Transplant Fellowship Training Program

Note: the Transplant Medicine Fellowship Training Program has filled for the 2015-16 academic year. We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Transplant Fellowship Program at OHSU is certified by the American Society of Transplantation.

Fellows are given clinical training in kidney transplantation and immunogenetics. A minimum of six months is spent on the kidney transplant inpatient service and twelve months in the kidney transplant outpatient clinic. Skills will be taught in the following: selection and preparation of patients with end stage organ disease for transplantation, principles of organ procurement and distribution, in-patient management of patients immediately following transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of transplant organ dysfunction and rejection, use of immunosuppression, practical aspects of tissue typing, performance and interpretation of diagnostic tests including biopsies, long term management of transplant patients in the outpatient clinic, and principles of clinical research. The fellow will also obtain a basic understanding of immunology as it relates to transplantation. At the completion of training, the fellow will meet all UNOS qualifications to function as a transplant physician and medical director of a renal transplant program. For more information regarding the transplant program at OHSU — www.ohsu.edu/transplant/.

Fellowship Requirements

Applicants must have completed three years of postgraduate training in internal medicine and two years of a nephrology fellowship prior to beginning the fellowship. Applications are judged on the basis of the applicant’s academic and clinical training record, recommendations of medical school and postgraduate training supervisors, and personal interviews with division faculty. Applications should be submitted 12-21 months prior to the intended starting date; the selection process is completed approximately 18 months prior to the starting date.

Download application. (This application is best filled out using Adobe Acrobat. It is formatted as a 'form', Please move from one field to another by using the 'tab' key. The completed application cannot be saved unless you have Adobe Acrobat (in addition to Acrobat Reader). However, you can print a copy of your application without saving it. Alternatively, you may print the blank form and fill out by hand.)

Application packets should include two copies of the completed OHSU application, and the following:

  1. Personal statement
  2. A copy of the Dean’s letter from the applicant’s medical school — This IS REQUIRED not optional. Applications are not complete and will not be reviewed without the Dean’s letter, transcripts do not substitute. If you are a foreign graduate and have difficulty with a Dean’s letter, please email the information to nhfellow@ohsu.edu. A copy of the letter used for application to your residency or fellowship program is acceptable.
  3. Letter of recommendation from:
    • the Director of the applicant’s internship program, if different than residency program.
    • the Director of the applicant’s residency program
    • any physician or medical scientist having special knowledge of the applicant’s ability or performance. TWO are REQUIRED, additional letters in this category are recommended.
  4. All letters of recommendation must be originals and include beginning and ending dates of training. These should be mailed directly from the program or physician.
  5. ECFMG certificate copy is required, if applicable.
  6. Board scores and transcript must be provided.

Transplant application packets should be mailed to:

Oregon Health & Science University
Transplant Fellowship Program Coordinator
Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
3303 SW Bond Avenue, Mail Code: SJH6
Portland, OR 97239-4501