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University of Tennessee Program

Address
50 N. Dunlap Suite 652R
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 287-5269
Fax: (901) 287-5062
Email: tbuckhan@uthsc.edu
Website: http://www.uthsc.edu/pediatrics/allergy-immunology/fellowship/index.php

Program Director
D. Betty Lew, MD
Phone: (901) 287-5590
Email: dlew@uthsc.edu

Associate Director
Christie F. Michael, MD
Phone: (901) 287-5337
Email: cmichael@uthsc.edu

Program Coordinator/Administrator
Toni Buckhanon
Phone: (901) 287-5269
Email: tbuckhan@uthsc.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The goal of the Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program at the University of Tennessee is to give pediatricians and internists a well-rounded educational experience allowing them to be competitive in pursuing a career in allergy and clinical immunology. This program offers supervised in-depth training in clinical allergy, asthma, and immunologic diseases so that the trainee can provide high quality care to children and adults with these disorders. Structured clinical and basic research projects under the direct supervision by faculty members during the fellowship will allow the trainee to develop skills important in seeking an academic position. Internist or medicine track fellows spend 25-40% time in basic research with 25% of clinical time cross-training in pediatrics. Our research interests include immunologic mechanisms of allergy, asthma, gene therapy and autoimmunity and the role of the T cell receptor.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1-2

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
9 Total; All Private Practice

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Pediatric Pulmonology upon approval of the certifying boards.

Electives for Residents and Students
Open to residents and students for monthly rotation.

Special Requirements
3 years of residency, 3 letters of recommendation, USMLE steps 1, 2, &3, Eligibility for ABP or ABIM

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program

Address
1161 21st Ave So, T-1218 MCN
Nashville TN, 37208
Phone: (615) 322-6943
Fax: (615) 343-1809
Email: Michael.t.beasely@vanderbilt.edu
Website: https://medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu/allergyimmunology-fellowship-program

Program Director
R. Stokes Peebles, MD
Phone: (615) 322-6943
Email: stokes.peebles@vanderbilt.edu

Assistant Program Director
Jon Hemler, MD
Email: jonathan.a.hemler@vanderbilt.edu

Program Coordinator
Michael Beasley
Phone: (615) 322-6943
Email: michael.t.beasley@vanderbilt.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The overarching goal of the Allergy/Immunology Residency Training Program at Vanderbilt University is to train a resident to become a competent specialist in the independent practice of Allergy/Immunology, and to serve as a consultant to other physicians as needed. Following completion of residency training, graduates will be equally prepared to enter into academic practice (either physician-scientist or clinician educator) or independent practice. The residents will assume increasing levels of autonomy and responsibility as they progress through their training; however, will maintain a close interaction with the faculty who are charged with the supervision, education, and evaluation necessary in a training program.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
3

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
15 Graduates.  5 into academic institutions, 10 into private practice

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Yes, with Pediatric Pulmonary

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
None

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