The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Training Program at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a one year intensive clinical program designed to comply with ACGME requirements and meeting ABIM requirements for Board Eligibility for certification in Transplant Hepatology
The program provides trainees with extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, and longitudinal didactic teaching in order to prepare the trainee to manage advanced liver disease, be fully competent in transplant hepatology, and diagnose and manage complex hepatology issues. Trainees spend four months in the inpatient Liver Transplantation Service where the responsibilities include patient care, performing procedures (including routine upper and lower endoscopy and liver biopsy) and assisting in the education and supervision of housestaff. Six months are spent in supervised outpatient clinical activities in the Liver Transplant Clinic and the Liver Disease Consult Clinic, transplant observational activities and clinical research projects. Trainees will participate in a variety of on-going or new clinical research projects related to liver disease or liver transplantation.
The OSUWMC Fellowship Program will be participating in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) pilot program to integrate formal, competency-based Transplant Hepatology training into the 3-year GI fellowship program. The pilot program has the approval of ABIM and ACGME and graduates will be enigible to take both GI and Transplant Hepatology ABIM board certification examinations after 3 years of training. This pilot program will be separate from and in addition to the 1-year transplant hepatology fellowship.
Our Transplant Hepatology fellowship program is dedicated to fostering a confidential, collaborative mentoring program that focuses on gaining knowledge, learning strategies, and building a network for future development. Our mentoring program will establish the fellow with a designated mentor, and will include reviews of this relationship by the Program Director.