Step 1: Certificate of Completion
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.
Certificate of Completion Eligibility:
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 December 2017 for the upcoming 2018 academic year, 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
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.
Candidates who successfully complete training and have been in practice for one to five years are eligible for the Fellowship Certification Pathway (if they completed training since 2019). Refer to Step 2 of the process.