Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Period offered: Sept - June
Distribution of student's time:

85% outpatient care
10% conferences
5% inpatient care

Average number of patients seen each week: 5-10 per day

Enrollment/Period: 1 maximum, upon availability

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Pediatrics or Internal Medicine

Clerkship Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge and skills pertaining to interviewing, physical examination, or patient interactions, interpretation of data, clinical judgment and procedures (i.e., observational, allergy testing, therapy and advice to patients).
  • Increase student involvement in conferences, journal clubs.
  • Increase student use/review of the medical literature.


  • Quality of care given
  • Participation and performance in conferences
  • Level of knowledge
  • Level of skills and interpersonal relationships

Methods to be used in student evaluation:

  • Observation of performance by faculty
  • Assessment of write-up/reports

This four-week program offers a comprehensive overview of allergy and clinical immunology problems in adults and children for the fourth year medical student in an ambulatory setting. At the end of the rotation, the student is able to identify what clinical problems may be allergic or immunologic in nature, and what can be done to help these patients as well as learn the diagnostic tools such as skin testing.

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