The information and resources below are for Fellowship Training Program Directors in accredited Fellowship Training Programs. 

Fellow Assessment Tools: Operative Milestones

The Operative Milestones form is now available online. The form should be submitted bi-annually, at 6 month intervals by the Fellowship Training Program Director. If having more than 1 faculty member assessing fellow(s) please average the assessment and submit only 1 form. Access the online form:

All Fellowship Training Program Directors are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the program accreditation requirements. 

Fellowship Training Director Job Description

The Fellowship Training Director job description was developed to offer guidance to Accredited Training Programs and Fellowship Training Directors to assist in understanding the responsibilities associated with Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowships. 

Fellowship Managed Time Policy

In January 2017 the Fellowship Managed Time Policy was updated. All programs are required to adhere to the requirements in the Managed Time Policy and outline how they follow the requirements in their accreditation application. 

Knowledge of Fellows Post Training

As part of the Fellowship Program Accreditation Requirements, all accredited Fellowship Training Programs are required to submit a yearly list with information about knowledge of transplant fellows at the completion of their training. 

  • Failure to submit this list will result in a one-year probation period during which the program must provide this information.

  • Failure to submit this form during the probation period will result in the loss of program accreditation.

  • Reaccreditation would entail submission of a new accreditation application. 

Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council 

The Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council (TACC) was established by ASTS in January 2017 to oversee accreditation functions and develop a pathway for fellow certification. 

  • To improve safety and quality of transplant care. 

  • To develop and maintain high standards of excellence by rigorous evaluation and accreditation of training programs. 

  • To establish professional standards through examination and certification of transplant surgeons