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Allergy & Immunology

Rotation at a Glance


Medicine subspecialties are taught one-on-one by physicians who practice in the field and are a blend of outpatient and inpatient teaching experiences (depending upon the physician’s patient mix during rotation dates).  Medical students meet their preceptors at their preceptors’ offices (which may be on campus at Overlook Medical Center, or near OMC but not necessarily on campus) and may or may not be traveling to OMC to round on patients, or for procedures.


Four weeks or two weeks, depending upon preceptor availability:

  • Four-week rotations start on the first Monday of the month
  • Two-week rotations start on the first or third Monday of the month




Successful completion of all third-year core clerkships


The Allergy & Immunology elective provides 4th year medical students broad exposure in allergy and immunology, emphasizing the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients.

Learning Experience:

Students will:

  • Perform appropriate histories and physical examinations for Allergy & Immunology consultations
  • Participate in patient care in a robust outpatient clinic
  • Gain experience in the use of history, physical examination and allergy testing in the diagnosis and treatment of common allergic/immunologic diseases
  • Students may attend daily house staff conferences and noon report

Goals & Objectives:

  • To obtain broad exposure in Allergy & Immunology,
  • To emphasize the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to allergy/immunologic disease,
  • Introduction to allergy testing

Feedback & Evaluation

Feedback and final evaluation will be done by the attending preceptor.  Students will also evaluate their preceptors and the elective.