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What will be covered in the two year program?

The mission of the RUSH University Medical Center Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program is to train fellows to become evidence-based, independent and culturally competent practitioners in the evaluation and management of adults and children with allergic and immunologic disorders. The program strives to prepare its fellows in the diagnosis and management of patients from diverse backgrounds. Training sites for the fellows include the tertiary care setting of RUSH University Medical Center, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and RUSH South Loop Ambulatory Center. The mission of the fellowship program aligns with the the Sponsoring Institution. As the Sponsoring Institution, RUSH University Medical Center is committed to training outstanding clinicians and is committed to serving the inner-city community surrounding the Medical Center.

RUMC and Stroger Hospital Outpatient Clinic Rotation

This rotation serves as the educational framework for the outpatient diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic patients. Fellows will gain skill in pertinent history taking, physical examination and selection of appropriate diagnostic testing. As fellows progress in training, they will gain confidence in the development of a treatment plan for patients. Fellows will rotate at two sites, RUSH University Medical Center and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. 

RUMC and Stroger Hospital Inpatient Consultation Rotation

The purpose of this rotation is to allow the resident to develop an in depth understanding of the pathophysiology of allergy and immunology diseases in hospitalized patients, skill as a consultant, and to independently diagnose and manage inpatients. A key goal is proficiency in diagnosis, appropriate utilization of radiographic and laboratory testing, and appropriate cost effective therapy.

RUSH South Loop Outpatient Clinic Rotation

This rotation provides an opportunity for the fellow to develop autonomy in the assessment and management of A&I patients in an alternate clinical setting. The fellow will gain hands on experience in prescribing, administering, and adjusting allergen immunotherapy, skin testing and patch testing, and other diagnostic evaluation of allergic and immunologic diseases.

ENT Rotation

The purpose of this rotation is the allow the R-2 resident to understand basic anatomy and embryology of the head and neck, understand basic work-up/treatment of ENT emergencies, perform comprehensive head and neck physical exams. The resident will gain expertise in the evaluation and management of common ENT disorders and recognize more complicated conditions requiring ENT consultation.

Pediatric Pulmonology Rotation

The purpose of this rotation is to improve resident’s ability to diagnose and treat common pulmonary problems seen in A&I patients. During the pulmonology rotation, residents will learn asthma diagnostic testing including methacholine challenge and exercise challenge and interpretation.

Research Rotation

The purpose of this rotation is to allow the residents to explore their interest in research, identify a faculty mentor that will be overseeing the research, develop a project in translational research relevant to allergy and immunology that can be used as a basis for resident’s career development. The rotation will also provide time for basic laboratory bench research pertaining to the resident’s research project.

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Phone: (312) 942-8701
Fax: (312) 942-5986