AAAAI Chrysalis Project

If you are a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year medical student or 1st/2nd year internal medicine or pediatric resident in the U.S. or Canada, your future includes a big decision about the path you choose.

The Chrysalis Project presents a great opportunity to explore a career in allergy / immunology. The core of the project is a three day program that takes place during the AAAAI Annual Meeting, the premier allergy / immunology event of the year. And the best news is that accepted applicants attend this program and the Annual Meeting free of charge.

The Program
Allergy / immunology represents a vibrant, challenging career path for physicians interested in working with patients of all ages with a wide range of allergic and immunologic diseases. This three day program introduces you to the breadth of this rewarding specialty.

The didactic content of the Chrysalis program includes both pathogenesis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders and cutting edge research. Additionally, A/I career options are presented including academic medicine, private practice and industry.

A Chrysalis welcome and overview takes place late on Thursday. Friday includes a half day of didactic lectures presented by A/I faculty, followed by access to an afternoon of your choice of Annual Meeting sessions. The environment is interactive and informal allowing participants to ask questions and interface with A/I faculty. Participants are paired with Fellow-in-Training (FIT) mentors who can answer questions about the specialty and guide them through the Annual Meeting educational sessions and events.

On Saturday, spend the day at the AAAAI Annual Meeting with access to hundreds of sessions including workshops, symposia, seminars and oral abstracts being presented by the leading experts in the specialty. Then join your peers in a Chrysalis Reception where you will have additional opportunities to meet with A/I faculty.

The Application Process
Applicants must be internal medicine or pediatric residents in their 1st or 2nd year of training or medical students who have completed their second year of medical school to qualify. Participant selection is based on research experience, publications, presentations and a career goals statement.

Each application is judged in four categories on a scale of 1-5. The four categories are: letter(s) of recommendation, academic medicine potential, strength of A/I career interest and activities during medical school.

Travel, accommodations for 3 nights and an expense stipend (to cover reasonable expenses for meals and ground transportation) are provided.

Applications for the 2014 program are available online until November 1, 2013. The 2014 Chrysalis Project is limited to 40 participants. Apply today!

2014 Program Schedule
San Diego, CA

Thursday, February 27
Welcome and Overview: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday, February 28
Chrysalis Didactic Program: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Luncheon with FIT Mentors: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
President/President Elect Reception: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 1
Chrysalis Reception: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm    

For more information on the Chrysalis Project, contact Mari Durán or (414) 272-6071.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology