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Curriculum

Twelve 4-week block rotation schedule including Apheresis, Immunohematology, Transfusion Medicine, and Blood Banking at two locations Strong Memorial Hospital and American Red Cross

America Red Cross

  • Blood donor recruitment
  • Donor selection
  • Blood collection (whole blood and apheresis)
  • Component production transmissible disease testing
  • Inventory management
  • Organization and management of a community blood supply system

 

Strong Memorial Hospital

  • Patient oriented experiences
  • Extensive clinical involvement with component (especially platelet) use
  • Blood components for surgery (due to large organ transplant service)
  • Therapeutic apheresis 
  • Interaction with other clinical service residents and fellows such as hematology, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant, pediatrics and general surgery
  • Medical direction to the transfusion service under the supervision of the staff

 

Education:

  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Morning rounds
  • Weekly CP conference