Allergy-Immunology Clinic Rotation
Welcome to the Allergy clinic! Since we are a subspecialty service and see mostly patients with chronic
problems, our approach to patient care is a little different from what you’ll see in your other clinics this
year. We want you to enjoy this brief rotation — please let us know if you have specific questions or
1. To gain further experience in the outpatient evaluation and management of children, and in
interacting with children and their parents, in a subspecialty setting.
2. To apply basic science knowledge, clinical reading, and clinical skills to patient care.
Important points (read before coming to clinic the first time)
1. Morning clinic on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday begins at about 8 AM with a brief orientation.
Friday clinic begins after Grand Rounds. If you are late, you will miss this important orientation
session, so don’t let anyone tell you to go somewhere else. On the first Tuesday of every month, the
morning begins after Problem Case Conference. You should go to that, and then come to clinic as
soon as it’s over.
2. Afternoon clinics begin at 1 PM. If you have a noon conference, please come back as soon as it’s
3. If you have a noon or 4:30 PM lecture, or will have to miss clinic, please let the attending know,
with as much advance notice as possible.
4. Before you come the first time, please review the Peds 5000 lecture handout (especially if you
haven’t had the lecture yet), and the required reading. On the first day, you will be given a list of
drugs frequently prescribed in the allergy clinic. It is for your reference only; you are not expected to
memorize names and dosages. The encounter forms we use will be reviewed with you.
5. If you are going into ENT, internal medicine, pediatrics, or family medicine you may wish to
consider a month-long allergy-immunology elective. During this time, you will see both children
and adults, and will have the opportunity to prepare and present a topic summary.