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Electives - Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Elective Number: 1631
Rotation Supervisors: Drs. Larry Borish
Coordinator: Linda Davis, MR4 room 5086; (434) 924-5917, email@example.com
Available: All Rotations
Duration: 4 weeks ONLY
Report to: Dr. Borish
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: Northridge 3rd Floor, Ste. 311 - Allergy/Asthma/Immunology Clinic
Typical days: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Required reading: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy (Supplement 1, May-June 2013). Understanding Sinonasal Disease: A Primer for Medical Students and Residents - www.ajra.com
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The Elective offers experience and instruction in the outpatient evaluation and management of both pediatric and adult asthma, allergic and immunologic diseases.
Disease Characteristics: Students who choose this rotation will become knowledgeable in the diagnosis and management of common allergic diseases including (but not necessarily limited to): asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermititis, urticaia, drug reactions, immunodeficiency and anaphylaxis.
Clinical Procedures: Additionally they will be exposed to the common diagnostic and therapeutic modalities used in the practice of allergy (pulmonary function testing, peak flow monitoring, intravenous immunoglobulin administration, skin testing and immunotherapy).
Time will be divided between the adult and pediatric outpatient practice, as well as inpatient consultation. Students will be taught by required reading material, example and patient encounter through the attending, the fellows, the residents and the nursing staff. Students are expected to use all resources in clinic to learn allergy practice. Time for students to participate in hospital rounds on inpatients and on consult service will be arranged. Attendance at weekly fellow's conferences is expected. The divisional journal club is required from 12:00-noon on Fridays.
Independent clinical research is also encouraged. At
least a month in advance, submit a Research Proposal (see how
to schedule research).