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.

Fellowship Program Goals

  • Can perform complete and relevant history and physical exam.
  • Order routine laboratory tests and demonstrate knowledge of pathogenic basis of these types of disorders.
  • Can perform allergic skin test and delayed hypersensitivity skin testing.
  • Can perform desensitization to inhalant allergens.
  • Can perform desensitization to drugs.
  • Can perform screening spirometry and interpret pulmonary function tests.
  • Can diagnose and treat disorders such as eczema contact hypersensitivity, occupational lung disease, urticaria, rhinitis, asthma, and drug reactions.
  • Will know how to diagnose immune deficiency diseases, complicated autoimmunity and hypersensitivity disorders.
  • Will demonstrate proficiency in fiberoptic rhinoscopy.
  • Will know how to carry out inhalational and oral challenges.
  • Will gain knowledge of the principles, objectives and processes of quality assessment, improvement and patient safety and event reporting.
  • Will present research findings for critical analysis:
    • Locally, within group
    • At regional/national meeting
  • Will gain information about career planning including logistic/financial aspects in:
    • Academic positions
    • Community practice positions

    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

Name Time
A&I Friday Conference* Fridays 8 to 9 am
Basic Immunology Review* Weekly
A&I Journal Club* Third Thursday of each month, 8 to 9 am
Joint A&I / Rheumatology Conference* 2 times per year, 8 to 10 am
CHOP Pre-Clinic Immunology Conference* Every Thursday at 7:30 am
CHOP Allergy Lecture Every Monday at 7:30 am
Pulmonary Clinical research Conference Monthly
Pulmonary Summer Lecture Series July to September
Medial Grand Rounds Weekly
ACAAI National Conference Fall
AAAAI National Conference Spring
PAAA National Conference Regional Conference in Summer

* Mandatory

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