The Washington University School of Medicine Allergy & Immunology fellowship is a two-year ACGME accredited program. There is an optional third year for those who wish to explore research more deeply. Trainees learn from faculty in both the department of internal medicine, division of allergy and immunology, and the department of pediatrics, division of allergy and pulmonary medicine and division of rheumatology and immunology. Our goal is to develop future Allergy and Immunology leaders who are outstanding clinicians and pioneering researchers working to advance our understanding of the field. Clinical experience is provided in a wide range of diseases, including allergic rhinitis, anaphylaxis, asthma, contact dermatitis, drug allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, food allergy, hereditary angioedema, immunodeficiency, mast cell disease, venom allergy, and urticaria. 

Two tracks are available with one for those trained in internal medicine and the other in pediatrics. Those that have trained in medicine-pediatrics residency are able to apply to either track.

First-year fellows spend most of their time in our outpatient clinics, including specialty clinics devoted to patients with asthma, drug allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, immunodeficiency, and urticaria. During the second year, fellows have time dedicated to research, as well as elective time that can be used to customize their allergy training. Fellows can rotate with ENT, rheumatology, hematology, pulmonary, and also with community allergists. There is ample opportunity for research projects in the fellowship program. Fellows can choose basic or clinical research and can work with a faculty mentor in our division or other divisions.

Our Allergy and Immunology faculty perform clinical and basic research in areas including food allergy, asthma, drug allergy, hereditary angioedema and immunodeficiency. In particular, Washington University has an outstanding basic Immunology research program, with faculty spanning many departments and divisions who are available to mentor our fellows.

Additional information on this fellowship can be found on the Department of Medicine’s Division of Allergy & Immunology site.