Program Coordinator: Ves Dimov, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1

Prerequisite

Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.

Objectives

To provide students with extensive clinical experience designed to enhance their skills in evaluating and diagnosing patients who present with symptoms of an allergic disease, autoimmune disorders and immunodeficiency disorders.

Description

Students actively participate in all outpatient clinics to ensure a broad and comprehensive experience. Where pertinent to our training goals, students will also have the opportunity to evaluate inpatients. There will be no night call or weekend call.

Emphasis will be placed on history-taking and the physical examination. Students will develop basic skills in the evaluation of and interpretation of immunological studies performed on blood specimens, pertinent imaging studies, and allergy skin testing.

Evaluation

Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.