ACE contribution to educational programs
Education within this ACE involves teaching knowledge, judgment and skills. The ACE contributes to education for all degrees: BA, MSc, PhD, medical specialization (AIOS), sub-specialization (clinical fellows), nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The liver transplantation fellowship program is accredited by the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialist), the HPB program is scheduled for European accreditation this year. We offer competitive international fellowships, including a 6-months fellowship for advanced endoscopic skills (ERCP and EUS), a 4-month fellowship for liver transplantation and ultrasound of the liver and a two-year surgical fellowship for HPB and transplantation. Fellows come from all over the world including UK, Italy, Poland, Georgia, Turkey and Japan. Several postgraduate courses are organized by the ACE for an international audience, for example the basic course in liver transplantation and the annual Liver Day. We have a close collaboration with the International Organisation for Professionals (IASGO).
Each year we organize the minor “Organ transplantation” for medical students from the EUR and LUMC and for students of clinical Technology EUR (TU Delft) and of Biomedical Sciences (Leiden University). This minor includes all aspects of transplantation of Heart, Lung and Kidney transplantation and (multi-organ) donation, such as, organ failure, surgical techniques, machine perfusion and preservation, immunology, ethical and psychological aspects of transplantation and donation. Furthermore, we offer the minor students to join a transplant clinic or laboratory in foreign countries like Italy, the UK, Spain, Poland, Germany and France for 2 weeks.
Evaluations including SETQ and audits allow for continuous improvement of our teaching programs. Moreover, we develop novel educational programs. For example, we developed and validated a novel teaching model to ensure safe training in ERCP.