University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Curriculum

Faculty discussionLearning Objectives

  1. To provide state-of-the-art clinical training in allergy and immunology as it pertains to the management of associated medical disorders. Emphasis will be placed on atopic disorders such as asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, drug allergy, urticaria and dermatitis. This is complemented with experiences in immune deficiency and autoimmune disease.
  2. To develop physician subspecialists with a solid foundation in the principles of basic immunology fundamental to understanding and managing clinical disorders.
  3. To provide fellows with the base for career development in both academic medicine and clinical practice. 

Curriculum

Fellows are assigned between one and three full days of clinic per week—more during the first year of fellowship, and less in the third year. The following is a list of clinics that fellows will rotate through during training:

  • Adult Allergy Clinic
  • Adult Immunology Clinic
  • Pediatric Allergy Clinic
  • Pediatric Immunology Clinic
  • Fellow Continuity Clinic
  • Clinical Research Evaluation Clinic

Fellows will attend and present at the following didactic lectures Wednesday and Friday mornings in the fall semester:

  • Journal Club
  • Grand Rounds
  • Research Conference
  • Core Conference (only faculty present)
    • Immunology and Asthma Case Conference occurs during this lecture
  • Board Review Conference

Fellows will attend the following summer lectures on Friday mornings:

  • Immunotherapy Conference
  • Immunology Conference
  • Procedural Competency Lecture

We also offer the Busse Dream Speaker conference, which features prominent experts in the field of Allergy and Immunology who are invited to speak on key topics in the discipline. For example, a recent Busse Dream Speaker presenter was Professor Stephen Holgate, Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician within Medicine at the University of Southampton. Visits to UW-Madison by Busse Dream Speakers include a lunch meeting with Allergy and Immunology fellows to provide an opportunity for fellows to ask questions and network with the speaker. 

The research curriculum allows for monthly meetings with mentors and quarterly research committee meetings. See Research Training Opportunities for more details.