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.
The Allergy / Immunology fellowship is a two-year clinical experience focused largely on Pediatric Allergy / Immunology clinics and pediatric inpatient consultation services. Allergy / Immunology fellows also rotate through four specialized clinics: oral immunotherapy clinic, immunodeficiency clinic, eosinophilic disorders clinic and drug allergy clinic. To widen the clinical exposure, the fellows choose from elective rotations in laboratory immunology, stem cell transplantation, dermatology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine and the pulmonary function laboratory, rheumatology and otolaryngology. Fellows work with our clinical faculty at Cincinnati Children's and additional faculty at adult cross-training sites.
Four hours of educational sessions are held weekly in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati Internal Medicine Allergy / Immunology fellows and topics include immunobiology, clinical allergy / immunology, improvement methodology and research tools. Medical students and residents from Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine join us at the bedside and for didactics, expanding our fellows' opportunities to teach the subsequent generation of health care professionals. All fellows participate in quality improvement projects in areas such as asthma, drug allergy and food allergy.
During the Allergy / Immunology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s, our fellows can conduct innovative research in a wide variety of areas, including clinical research trials, with clinical, translational and basic science research mentors. Fellows who are interested in a career in research have an opportunity to participate in an additional 1-2 years of training beyond the two years of ACGME-accredited fellowship by applying to the Advanced Research Training. Advanced research fellows may earn master's or doctorate degrees in areas such as epidemiology, clinical research and immunobiology.