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Curriculum

Clinical

First Year

  • Outpatient Clinic: three half-day clinics: divided equally between adult and pediatric clinics
  • Inpatient Service: approximately six months of pediatric coverage and six months of adult coverage. Weekend calls are divided among fellows.Night call is taken from home by beeper.

Second Year

  • Outpatient Clinic: two half-day clinics per week (one adult, one pediatric)
  • Inpatient Service: up to one month weekday coverage.  Some weekend coverage shared with first year fellows.
  • The majority of the second year is devoted to research.

Research

First Year

  • Biweekly career development meetings are held with Dr. Celedon
  • With assistance from mentorship committee, fellows explore interests and identify potential reserach mentors.

Second Year

  • Primarily focused on research, with limited clinical responsibilities as above.
  • Research oversight committee meetings held quarterly.
  • Fellows are expected to present research at national meeting, with the goal of preparing a manuscript for publication by the end of fellowship training.

Third Year

  • Dedicated to research

Education

  • Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds occur on Tuesday mornings at 7:15am. Presentations are made by: 1) faculty and fellows from within the division; 2) faculty from the University of Pittsburgh; and 3) nationally known speakers from outside the university. Each fellow is expected to present at Grand Rounds twice per year.
  • Allergy/Immunology Case Conference occur on Tuesday morning at 7:15am approximately once per month, in place of Grand Rounds. The conference is attended by divisional faculty, fellows, and community allergists/immunologists.
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Review is held monthly. Each conference features one fellow who preseents an overview of one of the primary immunodeficiency diseases.
  • Immunology Review, using a basic immunology textbook, is held every other week.
  • Board Review is held every other week. The course uses textbooks, review materials, DVD recorded lectures, and questions and answers to review material for the boards.
  • Allergy/Immunology Journal Club is held monthly with the adult and pediatric faculty, as well as with fellows.
  • Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Immunology Journal club is held every other month with pediatric pulmonologists and allergist/immunologists.
  • Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Immunology Research conference is held monthly. Fellows and faculty present findings from ongoing research projects.
  • UPMC Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM) offers a comprehensive conference schedule, with regularly scheduled presentations held throughout the academic year.
Last Update
July 8, 2013
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