The Pediatric Allergy and Immunology fellowship program provides extensive clinical experiences that will lead to a bright and promising career, offering in-depth clinical training in allergic diseases and congenital immunodeficiency. A structured progressive training in interviews, physical examination, assessment, diagnosis of allergic diseases, and clinical immunology will be emphasized. Fellows will participate in all outpatients and inpatients clinical activities. Fellows will be responsible for the care of patients under the supervision of the training staff, gaining experience in allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, atopic dermatitis, food and drug allergies, and anaphylaxis, and becoming knowledgeable in the acute and long-term management of these diseases.
The basis of immunotherapy and its clinical applications as well as the role of the skin test in diagnosis and its proper interpretation will be part of the training. Experience in interpretation of laboratory data, x-ray studies and bronchial challenge will also be provided. Fellows will be trained in the area of clinical immunology which includes a variety of primary immunodeficiency, exposed to the care of bone marrow transplant patients and be familiarized with the immunologic basis of transplants plus their complications and management. Fellows will engage in ongoing clinical research projects in allergy and clinical immunology. The program is for two years of training. A third year optional training will be granted as recommended for the best interest of the fellows.