Allergy/Immunology Fellowship

Curriculum

Year 1   (Each block is 4 weeks long)

Site 1=Riley Hospital for Children—Indianapolis, IN [Pediatric] 3 blocks outpatient clinics; 2 blocks research

Site 2=Riley Hospital for Children—North office, Carmel, IN [Pediatric] 2 blocks outpatient clinics

Site 3=Indiana University Health, Arnett Clinic, Lafayette, IN [Adult]: 3 blocks adult and pediatric clinics

Site 4=Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN [Immunology]: 2 blocks immunology clinics (adult and pediatric)

Total=12 blocks.  Block 13 is vacation

Year 2 (Each block is 4 weeks long)

Site 1=Riley Hospital for Children—Indianapolis, IN [Pediatric] 4 blocks outpatient clinics; 4 blocks research

Site 2=Riley Hospital for Children—North office, Carmel, IN [Pediatric] 2 blocks outpatient clinics

Site 3=Indiana University Health, Arnett Clinic, Lafayette, IN [Adult]: 1 block adult and pediatric clinic

Site 4=Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN [Immunology]: 1 block immunology clinic (adult and pediatric)

Total=12 blocks.  Block 13 is vacation.

Electives in Pulmonology, Otolaryngology and Dermatology are strongly encouraged. 

The fellow will also have a continuity clinic twice a month.  Faculty and fellows will participate in weekly conferences, journal club, and didactic sessions.  Fellows will also study basic immunology and clinical allergy-immunology texts.

EXAMPLES OF COMPETENCIES AND GOALS

Patient Care and Clinical Skills

YEAR ONE:  Fellows will show improving skills in assimilating information, forming a differential diagnosis, and ordering needed testing.  Describe and document rationale for diagnosis and treatment plans.  Develop familiarity with expected outcomes.  Show ability to be a patient advocate.  For the first few months of Year One, the resident will observe and learn the basis of procedures discussed.  The resident will then start doing the procedures, while supervised by the faculty member.  Document all procedures in the ACGME case log system. Attain a minimum of level 3 on the Med Hub evaluation system.

YEAR TWO: Excellence in above steps.  Function independently at the completion of training.  Document all procedures in the ACGME case log system.  Attain a level of 4 or 5 on the Med Hub evaluation system.

Medical Knowledge

YEAR ONE:  Demonstrate satisfactory medical knowledge of common allergic and immunologic conditions.  Apply current concepts in basic sciences to clinical problem solving.  Use information from the literature in patient care and research. Study basic immunology texts. Attain a minimum of level 3 on the Med Hub evaluation system.  Take In-Service Exam.

YEAR TWO: Demonstrate progression in knowledge and analytical thinking in order to develop well-differentiated diagnoses for multi-problem patients.  Continue study of basic immunology texts and current literature, and prepare for the Certification Exam of the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. Attain a level of 4 or 5 on the Med Hub evaluation system.

Similar goals and competencies are expected for the other core components of the fellowship training program:  Practice Based Learning and Improvement; Systems Based Practice; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; and Professionalism.