Thank you for your interest in the University of Colorado Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program. Congratulations on taking the next step to becoming a Transplant Surgeon!
The University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Division of Transplant Surgery are proud to provide a two-year Transplant Fellowship Program accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). Our program is currently set up to train one fellow for two years.
The purpose of the fellowship is to expose and educate a qualified surgeon to the surgical techniques of solid-organ transplantation encompassing procurement and pre/post transplants.
Our program involves a multidisciplinary team approach dedicated to high-quality, patient-focused transplantation. Members of our team include transplant surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, transplant nurses and coordinators, financial coordinators, transplant administrators, social workers, and other professionals who specialize in transplantation. This integrated approach ensures the highest level of care and has given us a competitive advantage improving our clinical outcomes.
Additionally, the Division of Transplant Surgery supports an academic research component. We continue our ongoing development and assessment in techniques with live-donor liver transplant. Since 1994, this program has successfully calibrated many surgeons in completing the two-year fellowship program.
In order to qualify for the University of Colorado
Transplant Surgery Fellowship position, please take time to carefully read what
The Fellow must:
a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent Fellow, refugee, asylee, or possess the
appropriate documentation to allow the Fellow to legally train at the
University of Colorado School of Medicine.
or possess an M.D. degree from an LCME accredited medical school within the
United States, Puerto Rico or Canada, a D.O. degree from an AOA accredited
school of osteopathy, or an ECFMG certificate which will be valid on the day
training begins. Graduates of Canadian schools must hold an LMCC Certificate.
have passed the USMLE/COMLEX examinations as evidenced by obtaining a passing
score. USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 is required prior to entering the fellowship.
to and pass a background investigation.
Applicants will not be considered
if the above requirements are not fulfilled.
potential applicants must do the following:
· First, submit your curriculum vitae,
a personal statement, three letters of recommendation and
all successfully passed USLME/COMLEX steps 1-3 to the Transplant Surgery
Program Coordinator, Kathleen O'Keefe (email@example.com),
by March 31st.
· Next, you will need to become a
"candidate member" of the ASTS by completing the online application
through the ASTS website. A link to the application can be found on the Information for Fellows in Training page. The ASTS uses the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) to conduct matches each year by mid-June.
· Finally, once the candidate has been
selected for an interview, the Transplant Program Coordinator will communicate
by email to arrange an interview with the Division of Transplant Surgery.
If you have additional questions regarding the
application process, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 303-724-2684.
Please refer to
the Graduate Medical
website at the University of Colorado
School of Medicine to review the
requirements for fellowship.
L. Nydam, MD
Professor of Transplant Surgery
Directory of the Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program