Allergy and Immunology Fellowship
Icahn School of Medicine Fellowship Training Program in Allergy and Immunology is based in the Division of Clinical Immunology (Department of Medicine) and the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (Department of Pediatrics). The Training Program is conducted at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and provides exposure to both adult and pediatric allergic and immunologic disorders. The Program offers two and three-year fellowships, resulting in eligibility for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. The Program currently supports six to eight fellows and is open to candidates trained in internal medicine, pediatrics, or medicine/pediatrics.
The mission of this training program is to prepare candidates for careers in allergy and immunology. A three-year program with clinical and research years is offered to candidates interested in research in these immunologic disorders and preparation for an academic career. A two- to three-year program with clinical training and elective time with a substantial emphasis on basic or clinical research is offered to candidates interested in a broad based experience in allergy and immunology. The first year of training is dedicated primarily to clinical activities with exposure to a broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic disorders with both outpatient and inpatient experiences. In the second year, fellows participate in both clinical care and developing research projects. The third year of training is devoted to research, and fellows are encouraged to apply for grant funding. Research opportunities range from basic, translational and clinical science covering various aspects of allergy and immunology. Our institution particularly excels in research in primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, food allergy, hereditary angioedema, atopic dermatitis, and asthma. Fellows in our program, regardless of their eventual career goals, are expected to attend and present at national meetings and to publish results from their research activities during the fellowship program. The goal of research training is to provide an experience leading to the development of successful, independent physician-scientists. Fellows are qualified to take the ABAI certification examination after completing 2 years of the program.
The Division of Clinical Immunology and Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, because of its location in a large teaching hospital and its geographic location in New York City, is fortunate to have an abundance of excellent clinical material both in allergic and immunologic disorders. We intend to provide a training experience with a mixture of both clinical and research activities, but many fellows develop, after an initial broad based experience, an individualized, more narrow area of interest in which they can develop in depth skills and become productive in these areas. Graduates from our Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program have successfully become ABAI board certified, with careers ranging from full time academic careers focusing on clinical or basic science research, industry, and private practice in Allergy and Immunology.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is concentrated in a four-block complex between Central Park and Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Hospital has more than 1,000 inpatient beds for medical and pediatric cases. Out patients are seen in the Allergy Immunology clinics, located in the Center for Advanced Medicine and in the Faculty Practice building. The Division of Clinical Immunology is located in the Icahn Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art research building on the corner of 98th Street and Madison Avenue, across the street from the medical center complex. The Division is also directs the Therapeutic Infusion Service, located in the new Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine. The Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology is located in both the Annenberg Building in the School of Medicine and the Icahn Medical Institute. The Division also includes the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute.