Allergy/immunology training at the Cleveland Clinic fosters the skills to be successful in clinical practice or a career at an academic center. The fellowship includes exposure to a wide range of patients with common and uncommon conditions. Fellows work closely with faculty who are dedicated to fulfilling the educational mission of the Cleveland Clinic, through both immunology and allergy treatments and elective rotation in asthma, dermatology, otolaryngology, pulmonary and critical care, radiology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, and/or other areas. Our program offers patient care activities in a multi-specialty group practice setting, with a busy outpatient allergy/immunology practice at the main campus and at satellite locations, as well as a busy allergy/immunology inpatient consultation service.
During the fellowship, time is dedicated for research, during which clinical or basic science projects may be pursued. While carrying out research activities, the fellow is expected to become aware of how to approach a problem from an investigative standpoint, aspects of study design, the IRB approval process, data analysis and data presentation. Fellows are expected to participate in at least one research project, and as a prerequisite to program completion, must generate an abstract to be presented at a national allergy/immunology society meeting. Allergy/immunology staff serve as mentors for fellows in completing these projects. Seminars and journal club sessions are held frequently, during which fellows develop improved presentation skills.
At the Cleveland Clinic, we accept two applicants each year for subspecialty training in allergy/immunology. Applications can be obtained from Graduate Medical Education by calling 800.223.2273, ext. 4-5690. Submissions begin two years prior to the proposed start date. Fellows are generally accepted at least one year prior to beginning the program on July 1.
Some of the factors important in the decision making process include character, prior training, board scores, letters of recommendation, academic experience, non-academic experience, personal statement, interview and sense of humor.
David Lang, MD
Director, Allergy/Immunology Residency Training Program