Milestones for Apheresis education

Carol S. Marshall, Chester Andrzejewski, Patricia M. Carey, Kendall P. Crookston, Yanhua Li, Ileana Lopez-Plaza, Bruce S. Sachais, Joseph Schwartz, Jeffrey L. Winters, Edward C.C. Wong, Yanyun Wu

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Milestones represent the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for the practice of a medical discipline. Defining these milestones for each medical specialty has become a focus for the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Practitioners of Apheresis Medicine come from a variety of medical specialties making it challenging to establish the essential educational milestones for all. The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) has an interest in promoting standards of excellence for Apheresis Medicine. ASFA's Physician's Curriculum Content Committee is a group of physician educators in the field of Apheresis Medicine, both donor and therapeutic, from across the United States, who have met regularly for several years to discuss the appropriate educational milestones in Apheresis training. The committee members teach residents and fellows from Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology and other specialties. In this document, we have outlined the basic set of Apheresis milestones required in the ACGME defined competency areas of Patient Care and Medical Knowledge. We have also recommended methods of evaluation and estimated the time necessary for the acquisition of these cognitive and behavioral elements. J. Clin. Apheresis 27:242-246, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-246
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Apheresis
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • apheresis medicine
  • competency
  • curriculum
  • evaluation
  • medical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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