Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program
This two-year fellowship trains a total of 3-5 internal medicine and/or pediatric physicians per class in the field of Allergy and Immunology. During training, physicians will become experts in areas including asthma, allergic rhinitis, food/drug/vaccine/insect allergy, immunizations, urticaria/angioedema and immunodeficiency. Graduates will be proficient in procedures including prick and intradermal skin testing, immunotherapy administration and management, asthma testing, food and drug challenges, rhinoscopy, patch testing, and drug desensitizations. Upon completion of training, physicians are board-eligible and boast an 100% board pass rate since 1998.
The majority of training is conducted at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) with inpatient consultation through the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). During the second year of training, fellows will additionally attend Immunodeficiency Clinic through CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and will have 2 months of electives.
The Allergy/Immunology program consists of 50% devoted to patient care activities, 25% devoted to scholarly activities and research and 25% devoted to other educational activities. Didactics include daily educational conferences attended by faculty and fellows, and weekly faculty/guest lecturers, journal clubs and clinical case conferences. Fellows have the opportunity to attend national specialty conferences during their training with research submission/approval.