Allergy and Immunology

  • Curriculum

    The fellowship has a combined structure with two tracks: pediatrics and internal medicine. The fellowship training is three years, divided into one clinical and two research years. The clinical year includes attendance in allergy / immunology clinics and consulting on the inpatient services. To widen the clinical exposure, the fellows have elective rotations of one to two months in laboratory immunology, stem cell transplant, dermatology, pulmonary medicine and the pulmonary function laboratory, rheumatology and otolaryngology. The cross-training consists of a full day per week in the outpatient clinics of the opposite primary specialty for one year or a half of a day per week spread over two years, leaving 80-90 percent of the time during the two years of training dedicated to research. Didactic and research meetings are an integral part of the program. Training is flexible in that residents with a background in a combined internal medicine / pediatrics residency can structure their training to have equal time on both tracks.

    Program Organization and Curriculum

    The training program is structured so that three years are spent in clinical care and basic research relevant to allergic and immunologic diseases with responsibilities increasing over the three years. The goals and objectives of our program are aligned with requirements of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and with guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) regarding training and education.

    Clinical Training
    Clinical training involves experience in allergy / immunology outpatient, inpatient and consultation services; rotation through the Pediatric Immunodeficiency Clinic; and cross-training in adult and pediatric allergy.

    Research Training
    Intensive research training is offered in three programmatic areas: the basic and experimental research track, the translational and clinical research track and the healthcare transformation track.

    Combined Training
    The pediatric track of the fellowship offers combined fellowship training with either pediatric pulmonary medicine or pediatric rheumatology.