Goals & Objectives

The primary objective of the training program is to develop high quality clinicians in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. The trainees have primary management responsibilities for patients of all ages and diverse specialty related diagnoses. One staff member is assigned as mentor for the fellows on any given day. Cost effective delivery of high quality health care is emphasized.

Research Opportunities

The need for adequate research experience is recognized and included. Fellows participate in one or more research projects through the fellowship program. There are opportunities to utilize the Southern California Kaiser Permanente patient database for epidemiology and other database-oriented research. At least one small Quality Improvement or Process Improvement project is also a requirement of training, and appropriate support for conducting such projects is available from the institution.

Teaching Programs

Conferences: didactic sessions covering the Core curriculum, local and national conferences/symposia, department Quality Improvement, case conference, journal review, allergy research conference.

Fellows receive weekly half day time for independent study. Yearly In-training exams are given (national).

Teaching opportunities: Informal teaching of primary care house staff for inpatient consults, residents on allergy elective, scheduled lectures to primary care departments.