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Trainee & Resident Resources

Surgical Resident Curriculum

Are you a surgical resident interested in transplant? ASTS offers a free, online curriculum designed for you. You'll dive deep into important concepts and skills you'll need to have a leg up on the competition and set you up for success in your transplant career. 

To access the Resident Curriculum, log-in to your member portal and go to the Academic Universe.

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Pipeline Webinar Series

The Pipeline Committee put together a series of webinars designed especially for surgical trainees to learn more about the world of transplant! Hear from transplant leaders about exploring a career in transplant surgery.


Work Life Balance

Hear from Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS of Keck School of Medicine, and Erin Maynard, MD, FACS of Oregon Health and Science University, as they discuss how they balance a demanding but rewarding career in transplant with their life at home. 


Scope of Transplant

Hear from Lisa McElroy, MD of Duke University about her path to transplant and learn more about the diverse scope of careers in the field of transplantation.


Transplant 101

Hear from Kelly Collins, MD, FACS of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as she discuss the foundational information you'll need about pursuing a career in transplant.


Trainee Grants

We offer grants for trainees of all levels! Find out which grants you might qualify for. 

Jon Fryer Resident Scientist Scholarship ($40,000 | 1 available)

Supports full-time basic and translational transplant research and transplant immunobiology. Available to residents in an ACGME program or who have completed an advanced professional degree.

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Presidential Student Mentor Award ($5,000 | 1 available)

Provides medical students with exposure to transplant by supporting summer mentorship opportunities.

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The Sherilyn Gordon Memorial Travel Award (3 available)

Provides travel assistance to medical students, residents, and advanced transplant providers for attendance at the Winter Symposium.

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More Resources

Podcast: Behind the Knife

One of the top podcasts for surgical education, "Behind the Knife" offers a series on transplant, which features top transplant surgeons.

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Liver Fellow Network

Explore this open-access education platform for trainees! Built and managed by AASLD.

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Transplant Surgery Videos

Short and sweet surgical videos that cover important topics such as transplant immunology, AV fistulas, peritoneal dialysis, and more!

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Trainee Funding Opportunities

Explore more funding opportunities!