Allergy & Immunology Fellowship (Subspecialty Training) Program

Introduction

The Allergy and Immunology fellowship (subspecialty residency) program at Saint Louis University is a single, totally integrated, internal medicine-pediatric program that provides comprehensive exposure to allergy, asthma and immunology in children and adults, with an emphasis on clinical medicine. Entrance into the program requires board eligibility in either internal medicine or pediatrics. Experience is provided in both clinical and basic research. Successful completion of our program confers eligibility for certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, a conjoint board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

The  program is noteworthy for providing its trainees with an unusually well-balanced exposure to a vast spectrum of allergy, asthma and immunology disorders in both adults and children, thereby equipping its graduates with the experience, skills, knowledge, versatility and professional assurance needed to provide expert subspecialty care to both children and adults in nearly any clinical setting.

Medical students and housestaff from residency programs in internal medicine and pediatrics regularly rotate through our clinics. This affords the fellow with excellent teaching opportunities that also include participation in a variety of conferences.

Program Structure


Fellows are assigned to Adult Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology or Research and Scholarly Activities on a monthly rotating basis. During the day, the fellows participate in outpatient clinics and are responsible for inpatient consults as per their scheduled assignments. Evening and weekend calls are taken from home, and this responsibility is rotated among fellows throughout the two year program. 

Conferences

Scheduled weekly specialty conferences include:

  • An adult clinical conference every Monday at 12 PM
  • A pediatric clinical conference every Tuesday at 8 AM
  • Review of Abbas - Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Monday at 8 AM
  • Review of Middleton's Allergy or Case Studies in Immunology (Raif Geha), Tuesday at 3 PM
  • Research conferences are also scheduled

In addition, our fellows also attend national conferences and meetings. Traditionally, the first year fellows attend the Annual Meeting of the ACAAI and the second year fellows attend the Annual Meeting of the AAAAI.


Research

Fellows participate in clinical and translational research activities such as:

  • the pathogenesis of allergic aspergillosis
  • the relationship of allergic aspergillosis to cystic fibrosis
  • sinusitis and its association with asthma
  • mechanisms of drug allergy
  • outcomes studies in asthma

In addition, our faculty conduct clinical trials of treatments for allergic and immunologic disorders.

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