The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Albany Medical College, offers a two-year accredited fellowship in adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology. Upon successful completion of the program, trainees will be eligible to sit for the board certification examination in Allergy and Immunology.
Our program is open to qualified board certified/eligible internal medicine, general pediatrics or Medicine/Pediatrics graduates. Our main goal is to provide trainees with expertise in the clinical management and conduction of clinical and translational research in allergic and immunologic diseases. The program consists of rotations in a busy academic allergy and immunology practice, a large private allergy practice, and in-hospital consult services at Albany Medical Center, the leading academic hospital in Northeastern New York. Electives are available in pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases including HIV medicine, in both adults and children. Trainees are required to spend a continuous six-month rotation in clinical or translational laboratory research in food allergy, asthma, role of nitric oxide and exhaled breath condensate in respiratory diseases, and the molecular biology of cells involved in allergic inflammation such as mast cells, basophils and eosinophils.
Trainees are required to complete a research project before graduation suitable to be presented at a national meeting and/or published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Those who are seriously considering an academic career may elect to spend a third year of training dedicated mainly to research leading to a junior faculty training/developing investigator grant.