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As part of their cross-training, fellows spend time in a variety of clinics including the pediatric allergy clinic at Children's Mercy, the adult asthma center at Truman Medical Center (TMC), the adult allergy clinic at TMC, and a private practice setting.

During the second year of training, fellows spend one month at TMC on the inpatient pulmonary consult service (two weeks) and in the outpatient rheumatology clinic (two weeks). In addition, there are two months of elective time in the second year that may include, but is not limited to, rotations with ENT and/or dermatology.

First Year

 

Outpatient Clinic: Eight Months

  • Pediatric Clinic (Children's Mercy Hospital) - three-to-five half days per week
  • Adult Clinic (Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill) - one-to-three half days per week
  • Outpatient Private Allergist (adults and pediatrics) - one half day per week

Research: Four Months

A variety of clinical and basic science laboratory experiences early in the first year of training to help develop a research hypothesis.

Throughout: Pollen Count

Consists of the fellow staining a glass slide collected from the aeroallergen sampler and counting the pollens and molds for each day of the previous week. All data is recorded into an electronic database by the fellow.

Second Year

 

Outpatient Clinic: Seven Months

  • Pediatric Clinic (Children's Mercy Hospital) - three-to-five half days per week
  • Adult Clinic (Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill) - two-to-three half days per week

Research: Two Months

Two months is devoted to research.

Electives: Two Months

Two months that includes but not limited to ENT, dermatology, pulmonary and rheumatology in both adults and pediatrics.

Selective: One Month

One month of adult pulmonary (Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill).

 

Entire Fellowship

 

Consultations

Inpatient allergy/immunology consultations (adult and pediatric) is required on days that an allergy/immunology fellow is on-call.

Educational Lectures: Mondays, Fridays, 10 a.m.–noon

  • Conferences OnLine Allergy COLA: online lectures and conferences given by prominent allergists, faculty and fellows
  • Immunology conferences: Monday morning lectures based upon Abbas immunology textbook and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2010 Primer
  • Fellows are required to give two journal club lectures, two core curriculum Powerpoint lectures, and two patient-management conferences each year.