Second Year of Fellowship
The second year is largely focused on research and other scholarly activities. Second year fellows will continue to attend the Pediatric and Adult Continuity Clinics as well as the Immunodeficiency clinic. They will also spend one month performing consults on hospitalized adults with allergic and immunologic diseases at the UCH under the direct supervision of the adult allergists at UCH.
Every Second Year Fellow is expected to present their research at a regional or national meeting and have a manuscript ready for submission by the end of their Second Year. They will also be encouraged to write case reports, and to assist the Attendings in writing book chapters and topical reviews.
The major clinical goal during the second year is for the fellow to develop increasing expertise in the diagnosis and management of allergic and immunologic disorders in both children and adults. They will attend three one half day clinics during their second year, which includes attending their Pediatric and Adult Allergy Continuity Clinics, and the Immunodeficiency Clinic where they are expected to follow all patients they cared for during their first year.
Each fellow will spend one month on the Adult Allergy Consult Service at UCH. During this rotation, fellows will develop knowledge and skills in working with and instructing primary care providers in adult allergy, asthma, and immunology care. They will continue to develop expertise in interacting, as a consultant with primary care providers including general internists, internal medicine residents and Fellows, family practice residents, physician's assistants, medical students, and nurses. Fellows will provide consultation for patients admitted with immunologic, allergic and asthmatic diseases, with an Attending from the UCH always available for guidance and backup of all consults. Unique procedures to this rotation include performing both drug and aspirin desensitizations.
A high quality clinical (or basic science) research experience is the major goal of the second year of fellowship, and will account for the majority the Fellow’s efforts. Fellows will present research at laboratory meetings, meet with their research mentors on regular basis, submit an abstract and present their research project at a national meeting. They will prepare a manuscript for publication, and fellows interested in a career in Academic Medicine will begin planning on submitting grants and/or Career Development Awards with assistance from their Research Mentor.
Other Scholarly Activities
Second year Fellows will also have a greater percentage of time devoted to Other Scholarly Duties. Some of their time will be devoted to preparing lectures; they will attend all regularly scheduled lectures and attend conferences/lectures that are relevant to their research project. Fellows are also expected to assist in the preparation of review articles and book chapters with the assistance of Attending mentors (clinical and research), and they will be actively involved in teaching first year fellows and pediatric residents who rotate through CHCO. They will also have time to study for the in-training exam in the spring of the second year (a higher score compared to their first year’s score is expected) and to prepare for the ABAI Board Exam in the fall after their graduation.