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

Fellow Assessment Tools: Surgical Log and Milestones

The Fellow Assessment: Surgical Log and Milestones form should be submitted by Fellowship Training Program Directors. Forms should be submitted bi-annually, at 6 month intervals. The assessment should include a copy of the fellows surgical log report, an operative milestone assessment, and a non-operative milestone assessment. For the milestones, if you are having more than 1 faculty member assessing fellow(s) please average the assessment and send only 1 form.  

For the surgical log, your fellow is responsible for sending you their surgical log report from the Academic Universe, which you will then upload when you complete the form. 

Note, you must sign in to your ASTS Member Portal account to access the submission form. 

2019 Program Directors Meeting

The 2019 Program Directors Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. All Program Directors and Fellowship Coordinators/Admin were invited to attend the meeting. To view a copy of the presentations, click on the link below. 

Knowledge Assessment Webinar - 1.24.2019

All Program Directors were invited to attend a webinar hosted by Dr. Wendy Grant, Chair of the Knowledge Assessment Committee (KnAC), to learn more about the 2019 Knowledge Assessment and Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council's certification pathway.

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. 

Annual Post Training Requirement

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