Medical Student & Resident Education
A fourth-year clerkship for medical students provides in-depth exposure to pediatric allergy and immunology including clinical experience. Pediatric and internal medicine residents treat children and adults with allergic diseases, asthma, and immunodeficiency diseases.
This clerkship includes:
- One on one discussions between students and faculty regarding pre-determined topics outside the clinic
- Structured didactic sessions/conference
- Self-study through prepared curriculum material
The Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division instructs pediatric and internal medicine residents in the evaluation and management of children and adults with allergic diseases. It also provides didactic teaching for the residents on the basics of allergy and immunology, and directs teaching for the residents in the regular departmental clinical conferences and as part of the inpatient consultation service.
About the Allergy and Immunology Elective
Pediatric and internal medicine residents, and fourth-year medical students, take this elective to:
- Develop a working differential diagnosis of allergies, asthma, and primary immunodeficiencies
- 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.
Teaching Schedule Resident Objectives