Solid organ transplant training objectives for residents

J. R. Masclans, R. Vicente, M. A. Ballesteros, J. Sabater, O. Roca, J. Rello

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With the aim of analyzing the current state of the educational objectives in the training of medical residents in solid organ transplantation (SOT), we conducted a review of the status of the official programs of the specialities involved in SOT, focusing particularly on lung transplantation. A survey of medical residents was also conducted to allow reflexion about the topic. We obtained 44 surveys from 4 University Hospitals with active programs in SOT, mainly from intensive care medicine and anesthesiology residents. We detected an important number of courses oriented to organ donation but very limited in terms of basic training in the management of the immediate postoperative period, principles of immunosuppression and updates on immunosuppressive therapy and complications (particularly rejection and infection).We also identified that these educational aspects should be directed not only to medical residents from specialities with a close retation to SOT, but also to all who may at some time have a relation to such patients. The use of information and communication techniques (ICTs), on-line courses and also simulations should be instruments to take into account in the biomedical training of medical residents. We conclude that we need a specific training program in complications of SOT, as well as fundamental principles in immunology and immunosuppressor pharmacology. © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. and SEMICYUC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-588
JournalMedicina Intensiva
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012


  • Education
  • Medical resident
  • Solid Organ Transplant


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