Our patient base is very conducive to broad exposures in both basic and complex allergy and immunology diseases. Our fellows are prepared to care for severe asthma, atopic and contact dermatitis, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, venom allergy, anaphylaxis, occupational lung disease, and latex allergy. In addition, they also have excellent experience with common variable immunodeficiency, food allergy, drug allergy, urticaria, and angioedema. By working closely with Rheumatology, our fellows care for patients with common and rare autoimmune conditions as well. This assures that they have exceptional training in a variable range of allergic and immunologic disorders.
Our program guides training so graduates will be very familiar with the principles and practice of diagnostic allergy testing and therapies. In addition, they gain the knowledge needed to prescribe and prepare allergen extracts for immunotherapy. Our fellows are well-trained when they leave and our board pass rate for the fellows has been 100 percent for the past five years.
During the two years with our department, fellows spend a variable amount of time in pediatric and adult clinics as they broaden their knowledge base. They also have the opportunity to service our expanding outpatient infusion clinic as well as our inpatient consultative service that covers the entire hospital. Inpatient consults generally consist of drug allergy and desensitization, hereditary angioedema, eosinophilia, asthma, food allergy, and other rare disorders.
Fellows are currently on call from home on a month-long basis with flexibility for weekend coverage. There is a faculty member also on call 24 hours a day who is there for support and will see all inpatient consults with the fellow.
Evaluations are performed on a bi-annual basis.