Medical Student & Resident Education
Fourth-Year Medical Students
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology offers a fourth-year clerkship for medical students. This course provides an in-depth exposure to pediatric allergy and immunology via:
- Clinical experience
- One-on-one discussions between student and faculty regarding pre-determined topics outside of the clinic
- Attending structured didactic sessions/conference
- Self-study through prepared curriculum material
The Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division provides the major instruction to pediatric and internal medicine residents in the evaluation and management of children and adults with allergic diseases, asthma, and immunodeficiency diseases. It also provides didactic teaching for the residents on the basics of allergy and immunology in the regular departmental clinical conferences and as part of the inpatient consultation service.
An Allergy and Immunology elective is available for pediatric and internal medicine residents, and fourth-year medical students. The objectives of the elective are to:
- Develop a working differential diagnosis of allergies, asthma, and primary immunodeficiency disorders.
- Learn how to conduct a complete physical exam including the upper and lower airways.
- Examine and discuss patients from all major allergy and immunology categories: allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, drug allergy, food allergy, and primary immunodeficiency.
Residents see outpatients in our clinics under the supervision of one of the members of the Division faculty. Relevant articles about specific allergic and immunologic disorders are provided to residents at the beginning of each rotation, and residents attend clinical conferences offering didactic teaching for fellows.