Department of Transfusion Medicine

Other Training Opportunities

DTM offers time-limited technical or clinical experience for academic programs or individuals on a regularly scheduled basis.

Examples include:

  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Hematology Fellowship
    The DTM is a full participant in the accredited hematology fellowship program sponsored by the NHLBI. Generally, five NHLBI hematology fellows per year, each on 5-week rotations, are exposed to the major disciplines of transfusion medicine by receiving laboratory training, didactic lectures, and clinical transfusion medicine experience via clinical consultations and on-call responsibility at the DTM. This rotation is a requirement of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved NHLBI Hematology/Oncology fellowship.

  • Resident/Fellow Elective
    Several times per year for up to 1 month each, residents and/or transfusion medicine fellows from Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, the George Washington University Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital (and other academic medical centers) rotate on elective through the department for specialized experience in immunohematology, cell processing, HLA, and/or clinical training. Their time here is individualized to best suit their interests, and they may participate in DTM activities including patient management if qualified and licensed to practice medicine. An elective rotation is usually scheduled several months in advance by contacting the Medical Director of the Fellowship Training Program to provide the best learning experience for the resident.

  • Medical Technology (MT) Training Program Support
    The Lab Services Section accommodates local programs by providing experience in sophisticated immunohematological techniques. This includes MT students from the University of Maryland.

  • Summer Research Interns
    College and medical students rotate through the DTM each summer via a program sponsored by the Clinical Center and administered via the personnel department. As summertime full-time employees, students are assigned mentors and research projects that can generally be accomplished in 6-8 weeks. Students are responsible abstract presentations of their research work at NIH Student Poster Day in August each year. The DTM can usually accommodate five to six summer students per year.

  • Fogarty International Fellowship Program
    The DTM hosts international research fellows, generally for a period of 2-3 years. Basic research is performed by these fellows under the guidance of senior faculty. They can then return to their home countries, bringing newly acquired, state-of-the-art expertise, experience, and ideas for further work to the international scientific community. For more information please go to:

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This page last updated on 04/29/2022

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