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About Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship
The objective of an Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Training Program is to develop proficiency in the surgical and medical management of patients with end-stage organ diseases amenable to transplantation. This objective should be achieved through a structured supplemental program for the study and treatment of these diseases in an accredited and properly supervised abdominal transplant surgery fellowship.
Candidates for such training must have satisfactorily completed a residency that satisfies the educational requirements for certification by the American Board of Surgery or The American Board of Urology or foreign equivalency.
Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowships are two years in length and at the discretion of the program and fellow may be longer including research training.
The American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the sponsoring organization for abdominal transplant surgery fellowships, has requested that the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) conduct a match program. Please refer to the Schedule of Dates for the specific Abdominal Transplant Surgery Match dates.
Specialty Matches conducted by the NRMP do not provide centralized services for the application process. Candidates are required to apply directly to the residency program that interests them.
For more information about Abdominal Transplant Surgery, please visit the official Web site of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons at www.asts.org.
Before registering, please review the SMS Match Participation Agreement. By registering with the match and submitting a certified rank order list (ROL), applicants and programs agree to abide by the outcome of the match. Failure to do so is a breach of the Agreement and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. Both applicants and programs must follow the cardinal rule that neither must ask the other to make a commitment before the submission of ROLs. It is to be expected that one may express a high level of interest in the other; however, it is not acceptable for one to ask the other how one will be ranked.
Any verbal or written contract between an applicant and a program prior to the submission of the ROL is a material violation of the SMS Match Participation Agreement, and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. The final preference of program directors and applicants as reflected on the submitted ROLs will determine the offering of positions and the placement of applicants.
The Application Process
Candidates must apply to the programs of their choice directly. Program directors review candidates' credentials and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.
Applicants who have not completed prerequisite training in an accredited ACGME program in the U.S., or a similar program in Canada accredited by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
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