The University of Pennsylvania Allergy & Immunology Program has a separate GME designation and match from the Pediatric (CHOP) Allergy & Immunology program. We accept Internal Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics applicants. Penn A & I fellows do rotate in the pediatric A & I clinics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and receive comprehensive cross-training, so that they are well-prepared to care for both adult and pediatric patients.
The field of allergy and immunology encompasses a broad spectrum of disorders including the common IgE-mediated allergic diseases, unusual hypersensitivity reactions, drug reactions, immunodeficiency, and various disorders of immune dysfunction.
Fellows are exposed to the spectrum of disorders through personal patient contact in both outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as lectures, conferences and other didactic teaching.
A thorough clinical experience in allergy involves extensive outpatient experience. In this manner, the trainee will develop specialized skills that help insure a consultative role in the competitive environment. There is also exposure to training from members of the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology and Dermatology. We have an active inpatient consultation service, where fellows gain extensive experience with drug reactions, angioedema, immune deficiency and other interesting and challenging cases.
Research training involves hands-on experience, instruction in study design, data and statistical analysis and guidance in preparing data for presentation and publication.
An ability to practice independently and preparation for the A&I board exams are prioritized. Fellows participate in dedication session for board preparation and interactive basic immunology teaching, led by faculty (see core curriculum).
We value the importance of physician well-being. We are dedicated to engaging fellows in discussion pertaining to health and wellness. We encourage fellows to participate in available wellness, and provide avenues to seek guidance or help, when needed.
The Allergy and Immunology section of the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division is committed to advancing medicine by setting the highest standards for professional education, clinical and biomedical research and patient care within the discipline. Penn strives to pursue these missions with unwavering integrity and with an optimistic view of the future.
The Allergy and Immunology at Penn fellowship program aims to train fellows armed with various talents and contributions (including one or more of the careers below). Our goal is to:
- Produce faculty who will be leaders in academic medicine - as academic clinicians, clinician educators or physician scientists
- Train fellows for a career of clinical, basic science or translational research in the field of Allergy and Immunology
- Train fellows dedicated and well-equipped to lead initiatives in systems and practice improvement – in any setting – including in academic medicine, private practice or industry
- Produce graduates who are committed to teaching and leading future generations of trainees
- Produce practitioners who are experts in a broad spectrum of diseases including immunologic disease