Clinical and Research years: The allergy and immunology fellowship at UTMB is a 2 year program. The first year of fellowship training is considered the clinical year and during this time fellows attend 7 half days of clinic per week and 2 half days are protected and dedicated for research. Clinical fellows are on call approximately 14 weeks out of the year. During the research year, a fellow will participate in clinic 3 half days per week and have 6 half days devoted to research time. Research fellows take call approximately 3 to 4 weeks per year.
Outpatient Clinical Rotation: During fellowship, fellows rotate through outpatient clinics on Galveston island as well as on the mainland in League City, TX. Fellows also have the opportunity to rotate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) outpatient Allergy and Immunology clinic.
Inpatient Consult Service: Our service covers inpatient consultations at UTMBHealth hospitals on Galveston island and the mainland as well as the TDCJ hospital.
Conference Curriculum: We have scheduled educational conferences weekly on Thursday afternoons and sessions include board review lectures, journal clubs, case discussions, and workshops. This is a protected time for fellows and faculty to interact in an engaging environment.
Education Materials: UTMB provides all fellows and residents a resident development fund that can be used to purchase educational materials including textbooks, board review courses, new medical equipment, etc.
Meetings: Our fellowship program supports the attendance of fellows to our specialty's major medical conferences and they are encouraged to present the results of their research studies at these meetings. Fellows in training are provided financial support for this purpose.