The Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program is a three-year program designed to prepare pediatricians for careers in academic pediatric allergy and immunology. The first year is dedicated to clinical training. The second and third years emphasize research training in either the clinical or basic sciences.
Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD
Division of Allergy and Immunology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
The first year of training provides the fellow with an intensive experience seeing inpatients and outpatients in consultation with an attending physician. The fellow's inpatient experience includes approximately two to sixteen consultations and admissions per week. The strengths of the fellowship program include a balanced overview of both Allergy and Immunology; a strong scientific tradition; and a track record of producing academic faculty.
Opportunities are available in Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Special Immunology (HIV),Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and other subspecialties. The first year fellow is expected to observe pulmonary function testing (infant testing, exercise challenge, methacholine challenge).
The fellow will have two months of a combined Allergy/Immunology inpatient experience. This activity is combined with his or her research experience.
The fellow's research continues as the primary objective, alongside educational and clinical activities.
Over the past 12 years, 14 individuals have entered and completed the training program in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology at Children's Hospital. As of 2005, five of these graduates are in academic positions and nine are in private practice with hospital affiliations.
Additional information about the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology