Mayo Clinic's subspecialty Allergy and Immunology Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota, provides a unique balance of research and clinical training. The program is open to pediatricians and internists interested in allergy and immunology.
The fellowship offers:
- The option for two or three years of study
- Intensive, hands-on clinical experience
- Thorough preparation for a career in research, clinical practice, or both
- Opportunities to develop your teaching skills
- Clinical and laboratory research training
The Allergy and Immunology Fellowship curriculum is designed to be customized, and trainees are encouraged to plan their programs to meet specific career objectives. A fellow interested in a career in clinical allergy or clinical immunology may select assignments from a broad range of clinical subspecialty electives. While someone with career interests in laboratory research or clinical investigation may wish to participate in the clinical research program run by the Allergic Diseases Research Laboratory.
During the fellowship, trainees have at least one year of clinical training in allergy and immunology and at least nine months of laboratory experience in allergy, immunology, or pulmonary physiology.
All board eligibility requirements are fulfilled during the first two years of the program. The optional third year offers the opportunity to conduct in-depth research. Clinical experience includes both pediatric and adult allergy and immunology.
The American Board of Allergy and Immunology, a conjoint group that includes input from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine, accredits this fellowship.
The Allergy and Immunology Fellowship meets the examination eligibility requirements of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
Allergists at Mayo Clinic developed the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship in 1962. Since then, more than 66 fellows have completed this training program. It is anticipated that two trainees will complete the fellowship each year.