Allergy and Immunology
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Elective Rotations for Residents and Clinical Fellows: Resident Electives
Allergy and Immunology

Course Description
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), through the Division of Clinical Research and the Allergy and Immunology Clinical Fellowship Program, offers a 4-week elective in outpatient immunology and allergy for residents in internal medicine or pediatrics. Residents on this elective will participate in caring for patients enrolled in research protocols in the NIAID immunology clinic, including assisting in the diagnosis and management of adult and pediatric patients under the supervision of attending physicians, allergy and immunology fellows, and clinic staff. The entire spectrum of disorders of immune dysfunction is seen in the clinic, including allergic, immunodeficiency, and autoimmune diseases. Typical disorders seen include mastocytosis, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, Job's syndrome, chronic granulomatous disease, autoimmune lymphoproliferative disorder, as well as a variety of other diseases. Residents will also be expected to attend regular fellow's conferences, NIAID Grand Rounds, and other educational activities during the month, in addition to completing a reading packet.

Required conferences include:
Weekly Clinical Immunology and Inflammation fellow's conference, Thursdays, 2-4 PM
Weekly allergy and immunology case conference, Thursdays, 4-5 PM
Weekly NIAID Grand Rounds, Fridays, 8:30-9:30 AM
Monthly NIH Clinical Center Clinical Immunology Conference, Thursday, noon

Course Objectives

Learn about the spectrum of presentations of immune dysfunction, including allergy, immunodeficiency, and autoimmunity

Gain experience in managing complex disorders of immune dysfunction, utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach

Develop an understanding of the role of the clinical immunology lab in the diagnosis and management of patients with immunologic diseases

Gain an appreciation of the scope of practice of clinical immunologists

Learn about the design and application of research protocols to advance the diagnosis and management of patients with immunologic diseases


Kelly Stone, MD, PhD, Director, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Fellowship Program

JoAnn Mican, MD, Supervisor, Allergy and Immunology Resident Elective,

Dean Metcalfe, MD, Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases and Associate Director, Allergy and Immunology
Clinical Fellowship Program

Steve Holland, MD

Koneti Rao, MD

Kenneth Olivier, MD

Alexandra Freeman, MD

Todd Wilson, DO

Calman Prussin, MD

Melody Carter, MD

Hirsh Komarow, MD

Amy Klion, MD

Joshua Milner, MD

Helen Su, MD, PhD

Ashish Jain, MD

Gulbu Uzel, MD

Eligibility Requirements
Residents must currently be enrolled, and in good standing, in an Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited internal medicine or pediatric program in the United States at the time of application for an elective rotation. Foreign medical school graduates, in addition to the above, must have ECFMG certification.
Selection of Applicants

One resident will be selected to participate in this rotation each month, with preference given to those with a stated interest in applying for an allergy and immunology fellowship or participating in clinical immunology research.

A current curriculum vitae and a brief letter of career goals should be submitted to Dr. JoAnn Mican at the e-mail above. Include months available for an elective rotation.

Living Arrangements
At present, no living quarters are available on the NIH campus. For information on rooms for rent or other available housing in the area, please call the NIH Recreation and Welfare (R&W) Association-Housing Office at (301) 496-4600. Residents are responsible for making their own travel and living arrangements.

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