Supervisory responsibilities: The fellow is responsible for teaching and supervising medical students and surgery residents, and will also participate in teaching transplant nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse coordinators.
Patient care responsibilities: Under faculty and staff supervision, the transplant fellow is in charge of pre-and postoperative management of transplant recipients. In addition, all acute transplant patients admitted to the hospital are under the direct care of the transplant surgeons, including intensive care unit patients, so the fellow is involved in the daily care of these individuals. Fellows are expected to participate in the outpatient evaluation of candidates for transplantation as well as posttransplant management. The transplant fellow will become adept in the long-term follow-up of transplant patients and in dealing with the sequela that may develop from long-term immunosuppression in this unique patient population.
PGY levels and progression in responsibilities: The transplant fellow will function as a PGY-6 or higher and be responsible for teaching and supervising medical students and surgical house staff. The transplant fellow will have the academic rank of assistant instructor and have clinical billing privileges and full faculty benefits including 4 weeks of vacation per year.