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University of Tennessee Program

Address
50 N. Dunlap Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 287-5269
Fax: (901) 287-6337

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

Associate Director
Christie F. Michael, MD
Phone: (901) 287-6274
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
2

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10 total; 2 Academic, 8 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 Program

Address
1161 21st Ave, South T-1218 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2650
Phone: (615) 322-6943
Fax: (615) 343-1809

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

Associate Director
John Fahrenholz, MD
Phone: (615) 322-6943

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

Major Goals of Training Program
The major goals of the Vanderbilt training program are to develop clinical expertise in all aspects of allergy and immunology and to provide the trainee's choice of clinical or bench research. A large clinical research center as well as full technology for cellular control mechanisms and molecular genetics are utilized. The clinical program is primarily internal medicine with cross-training in pediatrics. There is extensive interaction with related disciplines throughout the medical center, particularly Immunopathology, Otolaryngology, Rheumatology, Clinical Pharmacology, and Dermatology.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
3

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
11 Graduates. 5 Academic, 6 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
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABP or ABIM

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