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 exclusively at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and provides exposure to both adult and pediatric allergic and immunologic disorders. The Program offers three-year fellowships, resulting in eligibility for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. The Program currently supports three to six fellows and is open to candidates trained in either pediatrics or internal medicine.
The Program's primary goal is to prepare candidates for careers in allergy and/or immunology. A three-year program with one clinical and two research years is offered to candidates interested in basic research in immune deficiency disorders, and preparation for an academic career. A two- to three-year program with one clinical year followed by one to two years combining clinical 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 Division of Clinical 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 in the Fellowship 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. Graduates from our Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program have gone on to successfully become ABAI board certified, with careers ranging from private practice in Allergy, to full time academic careers focusing on research in Immunology. Fellows in our program, regardless of their eventual career goals, are expected to attend and present at a national meeting during the fellowship program, and to publish results from their research activities during the fellowship.
The Mount Sinai Health System has more than 1,000 inpatient beds that are available for referral to fellows in the program; most of these beds are in a modern facility (the Guggenheim Pavilion). The Division of Clinical Immunology moved to the Icahn Medical Institute in 1997, a state-of-the-art research building on the corner of 98th Street and Madison Avenue, across the street from The Mount Sinai Health System complex. The Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology is located on the 17th floor of the Annenberg Building, housing the School of Medicine.