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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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Fellowship Program

Fellowship Opportunities

Allergy and Immunology

The Allergy and Immunology Training Program offers two to three year training position in the broad discipline of allergy and immunology. Candidates are trained in an environment which teaches them to provide outstanding clinical care, design and conduct scientific research projects, and to develop fundamental skills to pursue an academic career in medicine. Program participants develop expertise in the evaluation of clinic patients and in the application of allergy and immunology laboratory tests for diagnosis and treatment. Trainees also attend graduate courses in immunology and learn to manage both basic and clinical science investigations to carry out research studies. Trainees divide their time among clinical training sites at Ben Taub Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, The Methodist Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Support is provided to attend regional and national medical conferences. Training in a single subspecialty is for at least two years with an optional third and/or fourth year for combined training programs in Allergy and Immunology and in Rheumatology or extended research training. Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service. The deadline to submit applications and letters of recommendation for the 2013-14 academic year is Aug. 31, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Claudette Williams, academic program coordinator at 713-798-0284 or claudetw@bcm.edu.

Rheumatology

The Rheumatology Training Program offers a two track program, one is a two year program designed to prepare physicians for the clinical practice of rheumatology and the other is a three year research oriented program that includes two years of research, clinic or laboratory training with interest on inflammation. Trainees are instructed in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic disorders and provided with fundamental knowledge of relevant basic sciences, including immunology, biochemistry of connective tissue and pharmacology of medications used to treat rheumatic diseases. The trainee has responsibility for consultative and teaching activities involving inpatients and outpatients in a clinical, hospital and emergency room setting. There are opportunities to gain experience in Pediatric Rheumatology with one of the largest groups in the country, and to also obtain training in radiology, nuclear medicine, and the roles of orthopedic surgery and physical medicine in the management of patients with rheumatic diseases. Trainees also gain experience in teaching medical students and residents, in making presentations at conferences, and in evaluating current medical and scientific literature. Trainees divide their time among clinical training sites at Ben Taub Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Support is provided to attend regional and national medical conferences. Training in a single subspecialty is for at least two years with an optional third and fourth year for combined training programs in Rheumatology and in Allergy and Immunology or extended research training. Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service. The deadline to submit applications and letters of recommendation for the 2013-14 academic year is Aug. 31, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Claudette Williams, academic program coordinator at 713-798-0284 or claudetw@bcm.edu.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (M.D. or Ph.D.)

Research training is available through National Institutes of Health Training Grants in immunology, pulmonary and hematology/oncology.

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