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Section of Immunology, Allergy, Rheumatology, Inflammation - Dept of Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Immunology Allergy and Rheumatology
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Education

Medical Students

The Section of Immunology Allergy & Rheumatology is committed to making the medical student elective an outstanding educational experience. The section provides an opportunity to experience inpatient, outpatient, and consultant services to Ben Taub Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Students are either assigned to these services or have the option of selecting their service rotation through the Clinical Immunology Elective Course (MED-571).

Graduate Students

Graduate student experience in the Section of Immunology Allergy & Rheumatology is one of education excellence. The section provides career direction, training and experience in basic and clinical research projects.

Residents

The Section of Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology is dedicated to making the medical resident rotation an outstanding educational experience. The section provides training in inpatient, outpatient and consultant services to Ben Taub Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Residents are assigned to these services which offer a diverse patient population and experience.

Continuing Medical Education

Biology of Inflammation Center Grand Rounds

The Biology of Inflammation Center Grand Rounds, held on the first Wednesday of each month, focus on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and immunologic diseases. This conference is attended by the faculty as well as fellows, residents, medical, research staff and medical and graduate students. Presentations are made by BCM faculty as well as visiting professors. These forums summarize practical application of the basic knowledge of immunity in clinical medicine while updating fundamentals in immunology, and note advances in immunological issues.

Immunology Grand Rounds

Immunology Grand Rounds, held the first Tuesday of each month, focus on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and immunologic diseases. This conference is attended by faculty as well as fellows, resident, medical and graduate students. Presentations are made by BCM faculty as well as visiting professors. These grand rounds summarize practical application of the basic knowledge of immunity in clinical medicine, update fundamentals in immunology and note recent advances in immunological issues.

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

Rheumatology Grand Rounds, held monthly, are attended by faculty and trainees from the Baylor College of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as well as private practitioners. Grand rounds are organized by the training program directors from the three rheumatology programs in the Texas Medical Center. The conferences provide education in basic and clinical science topics specified in the core curriculum and provide trainees with an opportunity to develop their communication and resource skills. Grand rounds also promote interaction among the training programs in Medicine and Pediatrics with other clinical and basic science departments, as well as, with national scholars and community physicians.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, held weekly, are presented by faculty and visiting professors on a range of topics in clinical and basic sciences, including health care research, epidemiology, and economic and psychosocial issues.

Department of Medicine Clinical Pathologic Conference

The Department of Medicine Clinical Pathologic Conference is held once a month for review of case studies, which focus on differential diagnosis, pathophysiology and pathology issues.

Affiliated Hospitals Conferences

Ben Taub Hospital
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds - Weekly
Department of Medicine Journal Club - Weekly
Department of Medicine Morbidity & Mortality Conference - Weekly

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds - Weekly
Quality Management Conference - Monthly

Texas Children's Hospital
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Conference - Weekly

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds - Weekly
Morbidity & Mortality Conference - Monthly
Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery Consultant Conference - Weekly
Psychiatry Consultant Conference - Monthly
Rheumatology Radiology Conference - Bi-Weekly

Baylor College of Medicine Rheumatology Conference
Board Review - Weekly
Image Collection Review - Monthly
Journal Club - Bi-weekly
Difficult Case - Bi-weekly
Research Conference - Monthly

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Metabolic Bone - Monthly
MSK Radiology - Monthly
Difficult Case - Monthly

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