Division of Allergy and Immunology Clinician Resources

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Contact the Division of Allergy and Immunology

  • Phone: 617-355-6117 
  • Fax: 617-730-0310 
  • Schedule An Appointment: 
  • Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm

Fellowship Training Program Structure 

The Fellowship Training Program is structured so that fellows will meet board requirements for either the American Board of Allergy and Immunology or the sub-board of Pediatric Rheumatology of the American Board of Pediatrics.

One year (first year) of clinical training in ambulatory and inpatient allergy, immunology and rheumatology

  • Fellows rotate on the inpatient and consulting services of each program: They perform the primary evaluation and formulate diagnostic and treatment plans for presentation to the attending at daily rounds.

  • The Service admits about 100 patients per year and consults on about 300.

  • Fellows cover research patients admitted to the Clinical Research Center and patients receiving I.V. immune globulin at the Center for Ambulatory Treatment.

  • Fellows spend three half days/week in ambulatory clinics where they evaluate patients and present them to the clinic attending.

  • Fellows are trained in techniques of skin testing, allergen immunotherapy, drug desensitization and joint aspiration.

  • Fellows preparing for allergy certification rotate through the adult allergy clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • Fellows rotate through the Clinical Immunology Lab to obtain some familiarity with the performance and analysis of flow cytometry and lymphocyte function assays.

  • Fellows participate in clinical studies often leading to publication or meeting presentation.

Second and third years doing mentored research in a basic science laboratory or clinical research program 

  • Our goal is to give trainees an intensive laboratory or clinical research experience and to instill the intellectual and technical skills necessary for an independent research career.

  • First year fellows meet with faculty and attend research conferences in preparation for selection of a research project and mentor.

  • Once in the lab or clinical research group, fellows will be closely supervised in weekly small group lab meetings.

  • Trainees will be exposed to Experimental/study design, techniques and data presentation.

  • Lab fellows acquire specific skills in cellular, biochemical and molecular genetic techniques.

  • Fellows in this program have an unmatched opportunity for interaction with many top tier immunology labs and clinical immunology groups in the immediate neighborhood.

Supervision and mentors

  • Teaching of fellows is done by a full-time staff of 12 and part time clinical staff of 7 faculty with appointments at Harvard Medical School.

  • Each fellow is assigned one faculty mentor with whom he/she meets regularly to assess progress and discuss selection of research projects, career focus and other issues.

  • The first year fellows each meet once a week with one of the faculty to review basic immunology concepts.

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