Resident and Fellow Training in Transfusion Medicine

Yan Yun Wu, Christopher Tormey, Gary Stack

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This article focuses on the design of transfusion medicine residency and fellowship training programs in the context of the Accreditation Commission for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies. Transfusion-specific examples of the six ACGME competencies are discussed, a transfusion medicine curriculum with designated training stages for specific curriculum elements is proposed, and examples of training activities are given. The authors also discuss transfusion service rotation design and how to build in graduated responsibility as training proceeds. Finally, methods for assessing the competency of transfusion medicine trainees and the effectiveness of the training program and teaching faculty are described. It is hoped that this article will provide a blueprint for how to design and implement a successful transfusion medicine residency and fellowship training program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-342
Number of pages50
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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