Clinical Immunodeficiency

  • Curriculum

    Oversight of the clinical immunodeficiency fellow’s practice at Cincinnati Children’s will be provided by attending physicians on rounds, in the outpatient clinic setting and via case presentations at multiple weekly case conferences. Therefore, the fellow’s practice will be under close scrutiny with cost-control and quality of care in mind.

    The major goal of the clinical immunology fellowship is to train young physician scientists to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and management to patients with heritable immunodeficiencies.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in daily inpatient rounds and outpatient clinic as assigned
    • Immunodeficiency and BMT Outpatient Clinic, weekly
    • BMT inpatient rounds, 4 monthly rotations
    • Attend clinical conferences
      • Hematology conference series:
        • Immunohematology conference, biweekly
        • BMT patient management conference, weekly
        • HLA typing conference, weekly
        • Immunology patient management conference, weekly
        • Morphology-hematopathology rounds, weekly
        • Pediatric grand rounds, weekly
    • Attend research conferences
      • Immunology nidus fellows research conference, biweekly
      • Immunohematology research conference, biweekly
      • Distinguished lecturer in immunology series, monthly
    • Attend and participate in didactic learning
      • Orientation series (first week of fellowship)
      • “Principles of Immunology” course at University of Cincinnati, offered one semester per year
      • “Introduction to Clinical Trials” series sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s
      • Prepare and present cases at “Immunology Grand Rounds” at UC, and other venues as appropriate
      • Abbas text review with allergy / immunology fellows, weekly
    • Rotate through subspecialty laboratories
      • Clinical immunology
      • Flow cytometry

    Pediatric clinical immunology fellows must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve their patient care practices. Specifically, the fellows will:

    • Analyze practice experience and perform practice-based activities using a systematic methodology.
    • Locate, appraise and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to patient health problems.
    • Obtain and use information about their own population of patients and the larger population from which their patients are drawn (international registries, literature series).
    • Apply knowledge of study designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies and other information on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness.
    • Use information technology to manage information, access online medical information and support their own education.
    • Facilitate the learning of students and other healthcare professionals.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
    • Practice cost-effective healthcare and resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care.

    Participation in and generation of peer-reviewed and published manuscripts and presentations at national meetings is expected.