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ASTS and TACC Fellowship Match Interviews Recommendation

Mar 10, 2020
The ASTS and TACC leadership have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and the impact of this situation on the 2020 Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match for 2021 Positions and have made the following recommendation.

Below is a notice that was sent out to all Abdominal Fellowship Training Program Directors on March 10, 2020


Dear Fellowship Training Program Directors:
 
The ASTS and TACC leadership have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and the impact of this situation on the 2020 Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match for 2021 Positions. There are a growing number of institutions that are banning travel. Due to concerns about the health, safety, and security of you, your patients, and fellowship applicants, the ASTS and TACC strongly encourages Fellowship Training Programs to consider either delaying their face-to-face fellowship interviews to a future date, or conducting virtual interviews (such as through Skype, FaceTime, etc.) in lieu of face-to-face interviews.
 
As a reminder, below is the timetable for the 2020 Match:

MatchTable

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ASTS Office at 703-414-7870 or chelsey.gordon@asts.org.

Thank you,

Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH
President, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Douglas G. Farmer, MD
Chair, Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council