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Training & Experience

 

Clinical Training

The first two years of the Allergy & Immunology program concentrate on all aspects of clinical practice of the specialty and includes experience with a variety of patients in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

All training is under the direct supervision of Board Certified Allergy & Immunology faculty.  The program is designed to allow trainees to grow and gain confidence with progressive expectations and responsibilities throughout the 2 to 3 years.

Our fellows will take part in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma as well as a full range of allergic conditions.

Our clinical programs include:

  • Pediatric Food Allergy
  • Skin Allergies and Atopic Dermatitis
  • Respiratory Allergies and Asthma
  • The UCLA Breathmobile
  • Immunology Clinic (Jeffrey Modell Foundation Center of Excellence)
  • Adult Drug and Food Allergy Center at Santa Monica Hospital

 Please download a description of our Clinical Medicine Program.

 

Education

Our education program includes basic areas of pediatric & adult Allergy and Immunology.

There are 3 weekly pediatric conferences:

  • General Pediatric Fellows Conference
  • Allergy & Immunology Fellows Conference
  • Allergy & Immunology Divisional Conference

Fellows will participate in weekly education that includes grand rounds, fellows' conferences and Allergy & Immunology Divisional conferences. Fellows are also expected to actively participate in teaching of medical students as well as internal medicine and pediatric residents. Not only is informal teaching on clinical hospital rounds encouraged, but trainees provide lectures on a variety of Allergy & Immunology topics at both pediatrics and divisional conferences.

Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to present their own research and receive feedback at these conferences from the attending faculty and their peers. Attendance to national meetings on the specialty (ACAI and AAAAI) is encouraged. With the support of the faculty, fellows are expected to prepare and submit scientific abstracts to present at these meetings.

 

Research

As a leading research institution and an active center for clinical studies, fellows have access to leading edge research.

Research opportunities for fellows are diverse and tailored to fit each fellow's particular interest. Fellows can work with faculty within the Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, and may pick projects in both basic science and clinical research arenas. Residents interested in pursuing an advanced degree may participate in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Training Program in Translational Science.