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Program Coordinator, Blood Banking/Transfusion Fellowship Program
Aeelyn Urdaneta
Phone: 305-585-8164
Email: a.urdantea1@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee.

How to Apply:
Candidates should submit the fellowship application form, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Aeelyn Urdaneta at a.urdantea1@med.miami.edu.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted between September and December (18 months prior to the start date). Interviews are conducted between November and February.

Call Schedule

Yes.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology; clinical pathology, combined anatomic/clinical pathology; internal medicine; pediatrics or surgery.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program impacts many patients, from trauma to obstetrics and gynecology, cancer care patients and more. Our program’s commitment is to deliver high-quality, compassionate healthcare while promoting the health and well-being of all patients, along with our surrounding community, in an atmosphere of diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Mission & Vision

The Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program impacts many patients, from trauma to obstetrics and gynecology, cancer care patients and more. Our program’s commitment is to deliver high-quality, compassionate healthcare while promoting the health and well-being of all patients, along with our surrounding community, in an atmosphere of diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System comprises a state-of-the-art academic medical center that serves the vibrant, culturally diverse South Florida community, as well as many international patients from the Caribbean, Central and South America, and beyond. Blood banking/transfusion activities for fellows span the University of Miami network of hospitals and clinics (UHealth) and the flagship county hospital of Miami-Dade County, Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System comprises a state-of-the-art academic medical center that serves the vibrant, culturally diverse South Florida community, as well as many international patients from the Caribbean, Central and South America, and beyond. Blood banking/transfusion activities for fellows span the University of Miami network of hospitals and clinics (UHealth) and the flagship county hospital of Miami-Dade County, Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The combined blood banking/transfusion medicine services oversee the transfusion of approximately 80,000 units of blood products per year, as well as active hemapheresis programs. In addition to supporting a broad array of medical and surgical clinical services, the blood banking/transfusion service supports Holtz Chlidren’s Hospital; the Miami Transplant Institute; Ryder Trauma Center and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, where support includes an expanding adult bone marrow transplant program involving a number of cellular therapy clinical trials associated with Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy-accredited programs. Similarly, pediatric bone marrow transplant activities are supported at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

-David Andrews, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Transfusion of 80,000+/- units of blood products annually

Clinical cellular trial opportunities

State-of-the-art academic medical center

Clinical Experience

Overview

During the fellowship year, exposure to the major topics in blood banking/transfusion medicine will be encountered through clinical experience in apheresis services, bone marrow transplantation (processing/freezing laboratory); clinical consultations; stem cell collections and the transfusion laboratory.

Active blood utilization activities involving engagement of electronic medical records and laboratory information systems data will be included in the learning experience. Regulatory and credentialing experience will be gained during preparation for inspections (American Association of Blood Banks; College of American Pathologists; Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) and transfusion committee meetings. A minimum of one meaningful research project will be encouraged, including time for preparation of posters, presentations and more.

Your Faculty

David Andrews, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology
Director, Blood Banking/Transfusion Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Jackson Memorial Hospital Laboratories