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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Transplant Hepatology

Training
Transplant Hepatology training involves one year of additional clinical training after completion of both residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology. Candidates must also complete the following procedural requirements: performance of at least 30 percutaneous liver biopsies, including allograft biopsies; interpretation of 200 native and allograft liver biopsies; and knowledge of indications, contraindications, and complications of allograft biopsies. For more on training requirements, visit the ABIMís Web site.

Certification
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) jointly developed the Transplant Hepatology Certification Program. Before becoming certified in Transplant Hepatology, physicians must be ABIM certified in internal medicine and maintain a current, underlying certificate in gastroenterology. Registration for the Transplant Hepatology Certification exam is open until May 1, 2008. For more on certification requirements, visit the ABIMís Web site.

Major Professional Societies

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
1001 North Fairfax, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 299-9766
Fax: (703) 299-9622
E-mail: aasld@aasld.org
Web site: http://www.aasld.org

International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: (856) 439-0500
Fax: (856) 439-0525
Web site: http://www.ilts.org

Major Publications

Hepatology, official journal of AASLD
Liver Transplantation, monthly journal of AASLD and ILTS.

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