About the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program

The goal of the Allergy and Immunology (A&I) fellowship program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is to train future academicians and leaders in the field of A&I. We accept physicians with backgrounds in Internal Medicine and/or Pediatrics.

Our program is a joint effort of the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. As the A&I service for the MCW, we service Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Zablocki VA Medical Center. We are also a Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center of Excellence for Primary Immunodeficiency.

The A&I outpatient clinic is centrally located in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics Building on the Medical Center Campus. We also have five off-campus outpatient clinics located in the greater Milwaukee area, which include Chidren's Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics and the Zablocki VA Medical Center.

A&I fellows are required to be board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or American Board of Pediatrics to sit for the American Board of Allergy/Immunology examination.

 Application Process

Allergy and Immunology (A&I) is a conjoint board, so we accept physicians who have completed Internal Medicine and/or Pediatric residency programs. A&I fellows are required to be board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or American Board of Pediatrics to sit for the American Board of Allergy/Immunology examination.

We receive on average 90 applications for our 2 fellowship positions annually. Our training program is 36 months in length, and we will begin downloading applications for 2016 positions in July 2015. Our program participates in the ERAS system for processing applications, and the NRMP match program. For more specific details please visit the ERAS and American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology web sites.

 

 Curriculum

Clinical Experience:

The Division of Allergy and Immunology (A&I) evaluates and treats both children and adults at our primary site, located in the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics Building, and four other off-campus locations. As the A&I service for the Medical College of Wisconsin, we service the following locations:

Fellows obtain expertise in diagnosing and treating the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic)
  • Recurrent infections
  • Primary immunodeficiencies
  • Food allergies
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Urticaria
  • Drug allergies
  • Stinging insect reactions
  • Occupational lung diseases including hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Latex allergy

There are comprehensive programs for asthma, eosinophilic esophagitis, and primary immunodeficiencies, which include multi-specialty care with rheumatology, hematology and oncology, gastroenterology, and infectious disease. Our fellows see pediatric and adult patients in an integrated site, providing an enhanced educational experience, and strengthening the program. This allows our fellows to develop well-rounded and excellent clinical training in allergic and immunologic diseases of children and adults. The clinical program is busy, enabling a very broad clinical experience in a supportive setting.

Research Experience:

In addition, there is ample time for basic science or clinical research depending upon the expertise and wishes of the candidates. All fellows learn to structure and evaluate studies, as well as critically evaluate data. Fellows develop skills in clinical and basic science research investigation, and present research at national and regional meetings, and in peer-reviewed publications. The Joint Fellowship Curriculum includes additional studies in this area.

 Terms, Conditions & Benefits of Employment

The Medical College of Wisconsin offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive benefit package. The benefits offered are designed to recognize the diverse needs of our workforce and provide long-term financial security to employees and their family members.

Stipend amounts for the 2014 – 2015 Academic Year:

  • PGY4 - $59,255
  • PGY5 - $62,255
  • PGY6 - $64,255
  • PGY7 - $66,255

Vacations, leaves, retirement plans, and insurance benefits:

Professional liability insurance:

The MCW Professional Risk Management Department coordinates the professional liability self-insurance program and assures liability coverage with the Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund in excess of the primary annual limits of $1,000,000 per incident and $3,000,000 in the aggregate. Full-time faculty, full professional effort faculty, staff physicians, full-time allied staff and part-time allied staff if MCW is their sole employer are covered under the professional liability program for activities within the scope of duties for the Medical College of Wisconsin. All part-time physicians and part-time allied staff with additional outside employment are not covered by the self-insurance plan.

Academic Development Fund (ADF):

Fellows receive a fund each year to be used for items such as society memberships, license renewal, board fees, text books, travel to academic meetings and any other seminars, or educational materials that may be required during the fellowship.

Call rooms, meals, and laundry services:

http://www.mcw.edu/GME/Benefits/MealsCallRooms.htm

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Asthma/Allergy and Clinical Immunology
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite B440
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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Asriani Chiu, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Deidre Carr
Fellowship Program Coordinator
dcarr@mcw.edu

Phone: (414) 266-6840
Fax: (414) 266-6437

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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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