The Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is an integrated internal medicine-pediatric program that provides comprehensive exposure to the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic immunologic diseases in adults and children.
The primary focus of the program is clinical medicine, but research opportunities in a robust environment encompassing clinical and translational research are offered as well. Entrance into this two-year program requires board eligibility for the American Board of Internal Medicine or American Board of Pediatrics.
In 2010, the fellowship program was reaccredited “with commendation” for the maximum possible interval of five years by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee in Allergy and Immunology.
Successful completion of our program confers eligibility for certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, a conjoint board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
Why Train at Wake Forest?
During the program, fellows care for patients with a broad spectrum of allergy, asthma and immunologic disorders and receive outstanding cross-training in treating both children and adults.
The clinical experience is notable for caring for patients with widely diverse clinical problems such as:
- Rhinitis and sinusitis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Urticaria and angioedema
- Venom and drug hypersensitivity
- Food allergy
Immune deficiencies are also represented, including humoral, cellular, combined immunodeficiency and phagocytic disorders.
Education and Fellowship Goals
The primary goal of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program is to train physicians for careers in either academic or private practice in allergy or clinical immunology. To accomplish this, an integrated two-year training fellowship has been designed, with the option of a third year for those demonstrating interest and talent in pursuing an academic career.
Our program effectively teaches and assesses the six core competencies of:
- Patient care
- Medical knowledge
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Systems-based practice