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TACC Fellowship Certification Application Now Open

Sep 20, 2021
The Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council (TACC) Abdominal Transplant Surgeon Certification application for Fellowship Pathway candidates is open and is due by December 1, 2021.

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Who should apply?

The Fellowship Certification Pathway is available for fellows that have successfully completed a Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council (TACC) Accredited Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Training Program in 2019 and beyond. Candidates are required to be in practice for a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years. Candidates must also have an active (non-expired) license to practice.

Candidates applying for certification must add their post-fellowship surgical log cases to the Academic Universe Surgical Log. Please email tacc@asts.org to be added to the Fellowship Certification surgical log cycle.  

What will you need to apply?

The application requires candidates to provide their license and certification information, education, background, one reference letter from the Division Chief or Fellowship Training Program Director where the candidate trained, one reference letter from a current Department Chair or Chief of Staff the candidate is working with now, career summary (maximum of 500 words), and post fellowship surgical logs cases from one to five years of transplant practice (maximum of 100 cases). The fee to apply for certification is $250. 

If the application is approved, eligible candidates will be able to sit for the 2022 Oral Exam. The fee for the oral exam is $1,500. 

What is the difference between certification and my certificate of completion?

Fellows are provided a certificate of completion if they successfully complete an accredited fellowship training program. This certificate of completion is an acknowledgement of training. This certification will give you recognition for your training, practice, and acknowledgement that you are a Certified Abdominal Transplant Surgeon. This certification is optional but is strongly encouraged. 

Interested in learning more?

View the Fellowship Certification Webinar and frequently asked questions. 

Don't qualify for this pathway?

Learn more about the other certification pathways.