Graduate Medical Education (GME): Allergy and Immunology

Fellowship Program Director: Paneez Khoury, MD, MHSc

NIAID offers a three-year training program in allergy and immunology. This program, open to physicians who have completed internal medicine and/or pediatric residency training, is designed to provide trainees with high-quality clinical and research skills in a supportive and engaging environment that will enable them to successfully pursue careers in academic medicine. We value and actively seek individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds to join our program. We believe all types of diversity enable innovative approaches to the social, healthcare, scientific, and research needs of our patients and communities.

The NIAID Allergy and Immunology Clinical Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Fellows are eligible to sit for the Board of Allergy and Immunology certification examination after successful completion of the first two years of the program.

Program Structure
The majority of the first year of training is dedicated to clinical activities, with intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic diseases in children and adults. Clinical training takes place at the following locations to ensure comprehensive clinical exposure: NIH Clinical Center outpatient clinics, inpatient unit, and consult service; the Schreiber Clinic; Children's National Health System (CNHS); Johns Hopkins Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). In the second year, fellows perform research with a research mentor and are engaged in clinical activities that include continuity clinics at GWU, CNHS or WRNMMC and a primary immunodeficiency continuity clinic at NIH. Second year fellows also cover the A&I consult service. The third year of training is devoted predominantly to research in addition to a selected continuity clinic to meet the goals of the fellow’s career path. Fellows have the option, with approval, for a fourth and occasionally a fifth year of research training.

Fellows perform scholarly projects in the first year, and are engaged in more involved clinical, basic, or translational research in the second year. Allergy and immunology fellows pursue research training in a wide range of laboratories within the intramural NIAID program, and have the opportunity to apply to the joint NIH/Duke Masters in Health Sciences or the OxCam PhD program.

Additional Information
NIAID Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program

Application Information
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Candidates are selected through the National Residency Matching Program. There are four positions available per year, (1) NIH/CNHS track (Pediatricians only), (3) NIH Clinical center track (IM or Pediatrics). Candidates should apply for the program the summer before matriculation via the ERAS system. Applications must contain the following:

  • My ERAS application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical student performance evaluation/Dean's letter
  • USMLE or COMPLEX transcript
  • ECFMG status report (for international medical graduates only)

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-approved residency in internal medicine or pediatrics by the time they enter the program. Interviews are held virtually September-mid-October. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early.

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This page last updated on 05/24/2024

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