Fellows are responsible for submitting a certificate of completion request form when they complete their fellowship training program. This request must be submitted within six months of completing the fellowship training program.
Fellows are eligible to receive a certificate of completion when they successfully complete a twenty-four month Accredited Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship AND fulfill requirements for organ systems in which their fellowship program is accredited to train. This includes organ systems for which the program is accredited in at the start of the fellow’s training AND organ systems for which the program receives accreditation within the first twelve months of the fellow’s training.
For example, if a fellow started training in August 2017 and the program became accredited in Pancreas transplant in July 2018, the fellow would be eligible to receive a certificate of completion in pancreas transplant if he or she meets requirements.
It is the responsibility of an individual training program to inform the fellow about specific program accreditation status at the start of fellowship training and when changes to the program accreditation status occur that affect the certificate eligibility of the fellow.
Certificate of Completion Request Process:
Fellows are responsible for submitting a certificate of completion request when they complete their fellowship training program. This online submission must include the following attachments:
- Certificate of Completion Program Director Approval Form
- Surgical Log Entries Report
- Surgical Log Summary Report
- National Transplant Curriculum Certificate
Note, attachments 2-4 must be downloaded from the fellow's Academic Universe account. It is recommended you keep a copy of your surgical log reports for your records. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Certificate requests are reviewed on a monthly basis and you should allow 6-8 weeks for processing.
At this time, certificate of completions will only be distributed electronically. The ASTS office is currently operating virtually. We will follow up with individuals who submit a request as to when hard copy certificates will be able to be mailed out. We will confirm the mailing address that you provide in your submission before sending the certificate.