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The core curriculum and goals for the first and second years of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program include the following:

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  • Perform history and physical exam, and order diagnostic tests relevant to the allergic, immunologic or cutaneous complaint
  • Perform allergic immediate skin test and delayed hypersensitivity (patch) skin testing
  • Perform desensitization to inhalant allergens and drugs
  • Perform and interpret spirometry and pulmonary function tests
  • Demonstrate proficiency in fiberoptic rhinoscopy
  • Know how to carry out inhalational and oral challenges to foods and drug
  • Gain knowledge of the principles, objectives and processes of quality assessment, improvement and patient safety and event reporting
  • Design, perform, analyze and synthesize Research (clinical, basic, translational). Write and submit manuscripts for peer-review publication before the end of the second year
  • Understand and master immunology principles through the Basic Immunology Course. This intensive review course, led by Dr. Scott Feldman, involves interactive sessions, uses the Abbas textbook as a guide.  Fellows review the textbook twice during their training
  • Prepare for career planning in academic positions, community practice positions, and industry

Wellness

We are dedicated to fostering an environment of collegiality and a well-rounded and healthy training experience for our fellows. We encourage fellows to participate in burn-out and wellness sessions and workshops, of which there are many within the institution.

Inclusion and Diversity

At Penn, we are fully committed to the ideals of diversity and equity in health care and beyond. Our faculty, staff and trainees regularly engage in various opportunities within the health system including: Implicit Bias Training, Conversations on Racism, and the Effects of Inequality on Health Care. In addition, there is an active Office of Inclusion and Diversity, which serves as a resource for all staff at Penn.

Training in the time of COVID-19

The A&I Curriculum at Penn has incorporated Telemedicine into its fellowship training for both outpatient and inpatient care, as this has become an essential component of patient care in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Conferences

The following are various conferences and lecture series of the core curriculum.

Name Time
A&I Summer Boot Camp Lecture Series* July during orientation week
A&I Friday Conference* Friday 8 to 9 am
Basic Immunology Review* Every other week, October to May
A&I Journal Club* Fourth Thursday of each month, 9 am
Joint A&I / Rheumatology Conference* Two times per year, 8 to 10 am
CHOP Pre-Clinic Immunology Conference* Every Wednesday at lunch
CHOP Allergy Lecture* Every Wednesday at lunch
Pulmonary Clinical Research Conference Monthly
Pulmonary Summer Lecture Series July to September
Medical Grand Rounds Weekly
ACAAI National Conference* Fall
AAAAI National Conference* Spring
PAAA National Conference Regional Conference in Summer

* Mandatory

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