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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administrative assistant: Joan Haskell (email@example.com), (816) 960-8885
Contact person : April Gerry (firstname.lastname@example.org), (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).
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.