Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care

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 complete and relevant history and physical exam
  • Order routine laboratory tests and demonstrate knowledge of pathogenic basis of these types of disorders
  • Perform allergic skin test and delayed hypersensitivity skin testing
  • Perform desensitization to inhalant allergens
  • Perform desensitization to drugs
  • Perform screening spirometry and interpret pulmonary function tests
  • Diagnose and treat disorders such as eczema contact hypersensitivity, occupational lung disease, urticaria, rhinitis, asthma, and drug reactions
  • Know how to diagnose immune deficiency diseases, complicated autoimmunity and hypersensitivity disorders
  • Demonstrate proficiency in fiberoptic rhinoscopy
  • Know how to carry out inhalational and oral challenges
  • Gain knowledge of the principles, objectives and processes of quality assessment, improvement and patient safety and event reporting
  • Present research findings for critical analysis both locally, within group, and at regional/national meetings
  • Will gain information about career planning including logistic/financial aspects in academic positions and community practice positions
  • Write and submit manuscript 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 is led by Dr. Scott Feldman (some sessions led by other faculty) for eight months of the academic year. These interactive sessions, using Abbas textbook as a guide, grant each fellow the opportunity to review the immunology curriculum twice during their training.

We value the importance of physician well-being and are dedicated to engaging fellows in discussion pertaining to health and wellness. We encourage fellows to participate in available wellness and burn-out lectures and discussions, and strategies to improve if needed.

Conferences

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

Name Time
A&I Summer Boot Camp Lecture Series July
A&I Friday Conference* Friday 8 to 9 am
Basic Immunology Review* Every other week, October to May
A&I Journal Club* Third Thursday of each month, 8 to 9 am
Joint A&I / Rheumatology Conference* Two times per year, 8 to 10 am
CHOP Pre-Clinic Immunology Conference* Every Thursday at 7:30 am
CHOP Allergy Lecture Every Monday at 12 pm
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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