An ACGME-accredited 12-month fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine is offered at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The University of Illinois Hospital is 441 bed tertiary care university hospital where the Transfusion Medicine provides over 27,000 blood components approximately 1800 therapeutic apheresis procedures annually in support of active solid organ and bone marrow transplantation programs, as well as comprehensive surgical, pediatric, obstetrics/gynecology, neurologic and medical services, including the largest Sickle Cell Center in the Midwest. The all-inclusive transfusion and hemapheresis services stress development of clinical consultative, technical, administrative and leadership skills. The fellow will gain extensive experience in clinical transfusion medicine, therapeutic hemapheresis, stem cell collection and processing immunohematology, transplantation immunology, intraoperative and patient blood management and coagulation. In addition, donor management and component manufacture training occurs through our partnership with our blood supplier, Vitalant, who collects 1.8 million donations from 780,000 donors annually and serves over 1,000 hospitals in the US across 40 states.
Additional focused training in Cellular Therapy/Stem Cell processing or Hemostasis/Thrombosis laboratory testing is available if desired.
Research is strongly encourage.
Applicants for this fellowship must have completed training in an ACGME approved residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or Clinical Pathology by July 1, 2020. Applicants completing training in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or other medical specialties will also be considered.
A letter of interest with attached curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be sent to:
Fellowship Program Coordinator
University of Illinois at Chicago
MC 847, Room 130
840 S. Wood St., Chicago, IL 60612
Additional Salary Information: Stipends:
Commensurate with level of training.
The website of Graduate Medical Education Office (https://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/education/graduate-medical-education-gme/) contains specific information regarding stipends and benefits.
About University of Illinois at Chicago
Welcome to the Department of Pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As you will see, we have an uncompromising commitment to excellence in patient service, research and education. These commitments are achieved by a very talented faculty that provide for an exceptional collaborative Department environment.
Our approach to patient diagnosis and management is consultative and educational in addition to providing state-of-the-art testing. We realize the importance of providing meaningful test results and relevant information necessary for optimal patient management. As a result of active participation in interdepartmental clinical investigations, our laboratories continuously evaluate and develop new tests and implement the newest testing instrumentation. The facilitates the Department's dedication to training the next generation of practicing and experimental pathologists.
To capitalize on the unique position of the Pathology Department's relationships with clinical and basic research departments, our research effort has a strong translational focus. We recently established a laboratory in Whole Genome Sequencing that includes participation by multiple clinical and... basic science investigators. The Department is actively investigating new ways to study tissues and cells using whole slide imaging and a novel IF interrogation method that aids traditional histology and immunohistochemical techniques. A novel section of Translational Research Pathology helps integrate research throughout the College of Medicine as well as the other Health Science Colleges and Schools of the University. The Pathology Informatics division brings together the clinical and research efforts of the Department. The exceedingly important role of informatics in Pathology resulted in being the first Pathology Departments to establish a Clinical Informatics Fellowship Programs recognized by the American Board of Pathology and ACGME.
A matrix or programmatic Department structure is superimposed on the classic Anatomic, Clinical and Research organization of the past. This provides for a solid operational foundation for all of its endeavors, but with a design that is flexible and innovative to accommodate the rapid changes in health care and new developments in biomedical research. We hope this overview spurs your interest in knowing more about our unique and progressive Department and its programs, and we encourage you to explore our web site to learn more.