Date Issued: 06/23/2002
Prior Revision Date: 03/02/2009
Date Reviewed and Revised: 07/26/2010

Allergy and Immunology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Matthew Feldman, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 2 weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: JoAnn Kroener (214) 691-1330

First Day Time: 9:00 a.m.

First Day Place: Dr. Matthew Feldman’s office, 5499 Glen Lakes, Suite 100, Dallas, TX

Requirements: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Vacation: None


I. Course Description:

Residents will work with an allergist in outpatient practice and will be exposed to a wide variety of immunological diseases. They will participate in initial evaluations as well as follow up evaluations in allergy clinic. They will also see inpatient consults when available.

II. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and to apply their knowledge to patient care and education.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall
      Friday mornings 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Coffee with Cardiology - IM Training Room

    3. Clinical

Residents are assigned to an allergist. The resident is expected to work with the allergist primarily seeing outpatients. Residents are expected to attend every noon conference.