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Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Selective
Selective Number: (Oasis S24b) 1654
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Larry Borish
Available: all Rotations
Duration: 2 weeks
Report to: Monday: Dr. Commins or dr. Platts-Mills
Tuesday: Dr. Borish
Wednesday: Dr. Heymann
Thursday: Dr. Commins
Friday: Dr. Borish
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: Monday - Thursday: Allergy Immunology Clinic at Northridge, 2955 Ivy Rd, Ste. 311
Friday morning: MR 4 Building, Room 5041 - lectures and Journal Club that start about 9 am. Friday afternoon: Fontaine, sinus allergy clinic is required Friday from 1 to 5.
Typical Day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The selective 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 rotaton 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.