Fellowship in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Eligibility: MD / DNB Respiratory Medicine / General Medicine / Paediatrics
Duration: 2 years
No. of seats: Two (2)
Mode of Study: Residential
The Fellowship in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology is designed to prepare specialists to provide expert medical care for patients with allergic and immunologic disorders. Fellows are trained to acquire skills to work as consultants in teaching institutions and other academic and speciality centres. While Fellows develop specific competencies primarily in the care of adult patients, they also get exposure to the management of paediatric patients.
The training runs parallel with the pulmonology programme, covering patient care activities, a range of departmental academic and inter departmental meetings, journal clubs, teaching of undergraduates and research activities. It is mandatory to perform a research project and submit a PG dissertation, as well as write up one case report for publication, for successful completion of the programme. The department has a state-of-the-art pulmonary function lab (including FeNO, bronchoprovocation test and impulse oculometry) and an allergy lab where allergy skin testing, food challenges, drug challenges, allergen immunotherapy, sputum inflammometry and aerobiology are done. Fellows are also posted to the Dermatology, Paediatric Allergy, ENT and Ophthalmology departments. As a part of the programme, Fellows are also be enrolled in “Diploma in Allergy and Asthma (DAA)” which is a distance education programme conducted in collaboration with International Asthma Services, USA, endorsed by the American Association of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), University of Colorado, USA.