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Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Educational objectives: To expose the student, either through clinical encounters, bedside teaching or didactic lectures/problem-based learning modules to the following diseases and procedures:

  • Diseases: allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis, asthma, food allergies, eczema, urticaria-angioedema, immunodeficiency, drug allergy, anaphylaxis (including insect venom and latex allergy); and indications for referral to an allergist/immunologist.

  • Procedures: skin testing, pulmonary function testing, exhaled nitric oxide, inhalers and devices used in the management of asthma and allergy (including injectable epinephrine).

Faculty:  Michael Derrick, MD (

Administrative assistant: Joan Haskell (, (816) 960-8885

Contact person :  April Gerry (, (816) 234-1367

Elective duration: One month

Format: Primarily an ambulatory rotation in the A/I Clinic with occasional in-patient consult.

Prerequisites: Pediatric Clerkship

Description: As above. Clinics are Monday-Thursday. Friday is reserved for didactics and in-patient consults (if any).

Calls: None

Criteria for passing: At least  80% score on post-test and demonstration of competency in formulating and teaching asthma action plans.

Criteria for honors: As assessed by allergy/immunology team members in a 360-degree evaluation survey.