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Dept. Contact: Debi Kurcab
Location: SSOM Rm 320
Phone: 708-216-4813



Department: Medicine 
Course Number: MED-462 
Course Title: Clinical Allergy/Immunology 
No. of Students: 4
Site: LUMC 
Supervisor: Baltazar Espiritu, M.D.  
Duration: 2.0 weeks 
Periods Offered: Year round 
Prerequisite: Available to third and fourth year students.
Special Note:

Student MUST participate in one P.M. clinic: Wednesday, 3-7pm  

On the first day of the rotation, report at 1pm to Outpatient Center on the 3rd Floor. Outpatient telephone number is 708.216.0160.


1. Overview of the immune system
2. Allergic emergencies
3. The allergy history and physical diagnosis
4. Airbourne and environmental allergens
5. Allergic and non-allergic asthma
6. Allergies of the upper respiratory tract, ears and eyes
7. Allergic diseases of the skin
8. Urticaria and angioedema
9. Anaphylaxis
10. Insect allergy
11. Drug allergy
12. Food allergy
13. Common clinical manifestations of immunodeficiency
14. Basic principles of therapy for allergic disease
15. When to refer and when not to refer
16. Immunizations and immunotherapy

The educational resources (review articles, recorded lectures, sample cases, review questions) related to this elective are available from the SSOM Moodle site at http// - Allergy/Immunology. The above subjects will be reviewed in clinic. The objectives are student recognition of allergic symptoms and signs in a primary care setting and well thought-out decisions regarding when and which to treat and when and which to refer to an allergist. In addition, the student should be able to recognize signs and symptoms of primary immunodeficiency diseases, understand basic laboratory evaluation and general treatment concepts.

Method of Evaluation:

Student participation in patient oriented discussion of assigned reading material will be ungraded and is intended to cue the student into his grasp of practical application. Students will present a short discussion on a subject of their choice at the conclusion of the elective. They may also be asked to participate and present at the journal clubs.

As of 09-10 academic year, grading for this elective is Pass/Fail only.



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