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Retreat ConferenceThe Allergy/Immunology fellowship program is designed to prepare specialists in allergic/hypersensitivity disorders, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, and other immune-mediated disorders. The program draws upon the strengths of the University of Rochester Medical Center.  URMC is a tertiary referral center that draws patients with a very broad spectrum of diseases from the immediate area as well as surrounding counties. It is the home of not only outstanding clinicians but also outstanding scientists, many of whom are national experts in their field.  In addition, URMC has been named a World Allergy Organization Center of Excellence.  As a WAO Center, both the Medical Center and the Division will heighten the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary scientific and clinical research, education, and training in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

Program Highlights

The Allergy/Immunology  program includes:

  • World Allergy Organization Center of Excellence
  • Community-based ambulatory clinics
  • Rotations in Pediatric  allergy, Pediatric pulmonary, Dermatology, Otolaryngology
  • Inter-departmental collaboration in teaching, conferences and research
  • Mentored research in basic, clinical and translational research with protected blocks of time
  • The opportunity for combined training with Rheumatology

Educational Activities

The fellowship curriculum is comprised of a combination of clinical, academic, and research opportunities in order to prepare fellows to be experts in Allergy and Clinical Immunology who will be successful in academia, clinical practice and other settings. A copy of the entire curriculum is available here.

Sample Schedules

Sample first year

  • 9 Months Clinical
  • 3 Months Research
Blocks Sample Clinical Block A Sample Clinical Block B Sample Clinical Block C Sample Research Block
Outpatient Clinics1,2 6 Per Week 6 Per Week 6 Per Week 2 Per Week
Inpatient Call3 Off Allergy Rheum Minimal
Clinical Electives4 1 Clinic per week 1 Clinic per week 1 Clinic per week None
Academic5 Equivalent of 1/2 day per week Equivalent of 1/2 day per week Equivalent of 1/2 day per week Equivalent of 1/2 day per week
Research none none none 70% of time

1. Clinical Blocks require two continuity clinics (adult and pediatrics) and four faculty clinics per week and one pediatric primary immune deficiency clinic per month
2. Research Blocks require two continuity clinics
3. One month of inpatient Rheumatology call is required in the first year and six months of Allergy call each year.
4. Clinical electives are outpatient clinics in Dermatology, Rheumatology, ENT, and Pulmonary.
5. The academic component includes conferences and didactic sessions.

Sample second year

  • 3 Months Research
  • 3 Months Clinical 
  • 6 Months Research
Blocks Sample Clinical Block A Sample Clinical Block B Sample Clinical Block C Sample Research Block
Outpatient Clinics1,2 6 Per Week 6 Per Week 6 Per Week 2 Per Week
Inpatient Call3 Off Allergy Rheum Minimal
Clinical Electives4 1 Clinic per week 1 Clinic per week 1 Clinic per week None
Academic5 Equivalent of 1/2 day per week Equivalent of 1/2 day per week Equivalent of 1/2 day per week Equivalent of 1/2 day per week
Research none none none 70% of time

1. Clinical Blocks require two continuity clinics (adult and pediatrics) and four faculty clinics per week and one pediatric primary immune deficiency clinic per month
2. Research Blocks require two continuity clinics
3. One month of inpatient Rheumatology call is required in the first year and six months of Allergy call each year.
4. Clinical electives are outpatient clinics in Dermatology, Rheumatology, ENT, and Pulmonary.
5. The academic component includes conferences and didactic sessions.

Conferences

Weekly conferences enhance the educational experiences of all our trainees. Topics, as well as the format used to convey the information being presented, vary and cover both the clinical and basic science aspects of Allergy and Immunology. A monthly combined AIR Grand Rounds brings Rheumatology and Allergy/Immunology together to discuss topics of common interest.  AIR/Derm Grand Rounds addresses topics of interest to rheumatologists, allergists/immunologists and dermatologists with topics ranging from the basic science of the skin and joints to clinical topics. The expertise of physician-scientists and clinicians from both within the medical center and from universities throughout the county are drawn up in State-of-the-Art lectures, grand rounds, journal clubs and clinical and research presentations.

Grand rounds conferenceTuesday 12:00 pm
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday 7:30 am
Allergy/Immunology Fellow's Conference

1st Thursday of the Month
8:00 am AI Grand Rounds
9:00 am Cases
9:15 am AI Clinical Journal Club

2nd Thursday of the Month
8:00 am Board Review
9:00 am Cases
9:15 am Immunology (combined with Rheumatology)

3rd Thursday of the Month (Combined with Rheumatology)
8:00 am AIR Grand Rounds
9:00 am Cases
9:15 am AIR Scientific Journal Club

4th Thursday of the Month
8:00 am Board Review
9:00 am Cases
9:15 am Immunology (combined with Rheumatology)
10:15 am Clinical Immunology Cases

5th Thursday of the Month
8:00 am AIR/DERM Grand Rounds (combined with Rheumatology)