Program Details

Program Description

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology offers a 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine. This fellowship provides comprehensive exposure to all areas of Transfusion Medicine with special focus on cellular therapy, apheresis, and blood banking in the hospital setting. Fellows develop skills and confidence to provide medical direction over these key areas:

The fellow also rotates in the HLA laboratory and participates in weekly clinical laboratory management activities to provide example-based education in laboratory leadership that includes personnel management, equipment management, budgeting, compliance, and resource management. 

Program Details

The fellow will participate in seven, four-week core rotations in Transfusion Medicine that covers Blood Banking and Apheresis; a four week rotation dedicated to coagulation; up to eight weeks on dedicated Cellular Therapy rotations; two weeks with Human Leukocyte Antigen rotation; an offsite two week rotation at Innovative Blood resources to experience Donor collection activities and up to eight weeks of elective time to focus the fellow’s skills in an area of interest.

Transfusion Service didactics
Grand Rounds
Fellowship Journal Club
Transfusion Service Operations
Biologic Production Facility Operations
Apheresis Operations
Clinical Laboratory Leadership Meeting

Compensation and Benefits

A full-time salary with excellent benefits will be provided. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with level of postgraduate training. The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology provides an attractive and nationally competitive salary and benefits package. Details of the salary, benefits, and support network can be found at the College of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education. Furthermore, our department provides additional support to its Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine fellows to enhance their career:


 Facility and Resources

UNMC, and its hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, are home to the NCI-Designated Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, Lied Transplant Center, Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education and Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, which will provide enhanced experiences in molecular diagnostics.

Being part of such a growing and innovative campus, we can offer our house officers with state-of-the-art facilities and resources. In our department alone, we have twenty-three primary research laboratories, lead ten shared resource cores across campus, and direct two University of Nebraska-designated research centers. In addition to the departmental library, the McGoogan Health Sciences Library on campus has over 175,000 books and 2,400 journals. These facilities and resources are available for all of our fellows to provide them with a varied and extensive training experience.

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