Year Four Courses

MED 747 - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Elective (4th year)

 

Credits: 5

 

Program Directors:

  • Drs. Ghaffari & Craig

 

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Renee Morton (rmorton@hmc.psu.edu)

 

Prerequisites:

Third Year Medicine Clerkship

 

Maximum Number of Students:

2

 

When Offered:

All Rotations

 

Length Of Course:

4 weeks

 

Date/Time/Location:

Hershey.

 

Description:

Allergy and Immunology Elective
A student rotating on the Allergy service will experience an active and up-to-date Allergy and Immunology clinical service. The student will be expected to see patients during clinic hours on there own. Off clinic hours the student is expected to read, study and hopefully develop a research project or write a manuscript that could be submitted to a journal. The areas that will be covered include: asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergic skin rashes, immunodeficiencies, chronic fatigue syndrome, bee anaphylaxis, drug adverse events, food allergy, vaccines and preventive care.
Course Objectives:
Main topics and concepts covered during the electives are:
1. Understanding of the diseases that Allergy and Immunology service treats.
2. To become proficient in the care of the most common allergic diseases.
3. To develop history and physical exam skills including developing a logical assessment and plan  of care
4. To read the allergy literature that will be necessary for boards and future career.
Additional Information:
Course Specific Requirements: Students will be encouraged to, but not required, to present a short lecture during the elective.

 

Course Objectives:

Main topics and concepts covered during the electives are:
1. Understanding of disease that Allergy and Immunology service treats.
2. To become proficient in the care of the most common allergic diseases.
3. To read the allergy literature that will be necessary for boards and future career.

 

Additional Information:

Course Specific Requirements: Students will be expected, but not required, to present a short lecture during the elective.

Report To:

Renee Morton