What is an allergy and immunology fellowship?
Why choose a Yale Allergy and Immunology Fellowship?
Graduates of our allergy and immunology training program compete effectively for full-time positions in academic medicine, in which patient care, teaching, and research are combined. They have the skills to provide outstanding state-of-the art allergy and immunology care, conduct cutting-edge research, and remain at the forefront of the allergy and immunology field.
The first year of our program comprises intense clinical teaching by attending staff in the field, participation in weekly clinical and immunology seminars, and an exploration of the research programs that are underway at Yale.
For fellows who are planning clinical careers, the second year is an opportunity to expand upon the knowledge and skills obtained in the first year and engage in clinical research and quality improvement projects that will enhance our clinical care and understanding of allergy and immunology patients.
For fellows who demonstrate skill and commitment to research, the second and third years are devoted principally to the development, articulation, execution, and writing of a research project that instructs in the tools of immunological research and the pitfalls in producing valid data. During this time, fellows continue with reduced duties in clinical activities and continue to attend conferences, with the remainder of their time devoted to research.
Allergy & Immunology grand rounds, journal clubs, and clinical case conferences are held weekly from September to June. A summer lecture series is offered in July and August to provide fellows with the tools and knowledge to succeed in the clinical arena. Fellows may also take courses in basic immunology and translational research through the Investigative Medicine Program, a PhD-granting program for physicians, or audit didactic teaching sessions in basic immunology courses designed for graduate students.
Fellows in our clinical training program gain experience in the care of allergy and immunology patients at YNHH, the main teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine, and its affiliated outpatient clinical sites. These venues, the leading medical centers in southern New England, provide state-of-art clinical care and education.
Research training can be overseen by any qualified mentor at Yale University, offering fellows a broad range of training opportunities in the clinical and basic sciences.