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 approval, 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. 

2020 Fellowship Training Program Directors Webinar

The 2020 Fellowship Training Program Directors Webinar was held on Thursday, October 22, 2020. All Program Directors and Fellowship Coordinators/Admin were invited to attend the meeting. Below is the recorded version.



All Fellowship Training Program Directors are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the program accreditation requirements. 

Program Accreditation Information

The Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council (TACC) has established guidelines and standards for programs to earn and maintain Fellowship Training Program Accreditation. It is the responsibility of all programs and fellows to review the document and be familiar with the 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. 

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