Date Issued: 01/16/2010
Prior Revision Date:
Date Reviewed and Revised: 07/28/2010

Allergy and Immunology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Mitch Carroll, M.D. & Shounak Das, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 4 weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: Mitch Carroll

First Day Time: 8:00 a.m.

First Day Place: Jackson IM Clinic

Weekends: None

I. Course Description:

Throughout their 3 years of training each categorical resident spends one afternoon (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) per week in the Jackson Internal Medicine Clinic. Additionally, each resident spends a dedicated month seeing patients in the Clinic. Each resident is assigned patients for whom he or she is responsible during the entrie training experience. This continuity of care and long-term patient follow-up provide the residents with exposure to a patient care setting similar to one many will enter upon completion of their training.

The clinic staff consists of internal medicine faculty members, registered nurses, medical assistants and patient care representatives. A multidisciplinary approach to patient care is practiced by utilizing the services of nurses for patient education as well as a pharmacist and registered dietitian who specialize in diabetes education.

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

    3. Clinical

Attend clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., see and assess patients, write notes in the charts, discuss cases one-on-one with the attending.