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. Second year and beyond offers a Fellows’ Continuity clinic. The goal of the clinic is to emphasize the increasing autonomy of the advanced fellow while in the context of mentored decision making by an experienced attending.
Our clinical programs include:
- Pediatric Food Allergy
- Skin Allergies and Atopic Dermatitis
- Respiratory Allergies and Asthma
- Immunology Clinic (Jeffrey Modell Foundation Center of Excellence)
- Adult Drug and Food Allergy Center at Santa Monica Hospital
- Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center
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Our education program includes basic areas of pediatric & adult Allergy and Immunology.
There are 3 weekly conferences for fellows:
- 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 can attend the world-class speakers who comprise the weekly seminars sponsored by the I3T Scientific Theme. 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.
There is an Immunodeficiency Genomics meeting every other week that is run by the fellows. The meeting entails analyzing data from their outpatient/inpatient cases or research-exomes/genomes. The fellows also discuss biochemical/validation testing that’s performed in Dr. Butte's lab and select putative pathogenic variants.
Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to present their own research and receive feedback at these conferences from the attending faculty and their peers. With the support of the faculty, fellows are expected to prepare and submit scientific abstracts to present at these meetings. Travel to a national meeting is covered by the Division.
Fellows are highly encouraged to attend and participate at the following conferences:
- American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI)
- The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI)
- Clinical Immunology Society (CIS)
As a leading research institution and an active center for clinical studies, fellows have access to cutting-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. Other faculty in the broader UCLA research environment are available as mentors, as well. Fellows interested in pursuing an advanced degree may participate in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Training Program (STAR) in Translational Science to earn a PhD.