If you are a medical student or an internal medicine and/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 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.
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.
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.
The 2021 Application Process
The application is available from August through October. It is scheduled to open on Monday, August 2, 2021 and will close on Monday, October 25, 2021 11:59 AM CT.
2022 Chrysalis Project Program Application
Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021 11:59 AM CT
To qualify for the Chrysalis Project applicants become official members of the AAAAI. The membership application can be found using the following links. Applicants must be an AAAAI member or have submitted an application for membership prior to applying for the award:
• Medical Student Member
• Resident Member
Applicants must also fall into one of the following categories in order to be consider for the program:
• MD PhD students during research training years
• 3rd and 4th Medical students in their final year of training
• 1st year in IM, Peds or MedPeds
• 2nd year residents in IM, Peds or MedPeds, particularly those without an AI training program at their institution
• 3rd year MedPeds resident or 3rd year IM or Peds resident who is participating in a Chief year at their institution
Please note since the Chrysalis Project is a recruitment program, prioritization will be given to medical students and junior residents who are unsure of their career path, rather than senior residents who are already committed to applying for Allergy/Immunology fellowship. These resident applications will still be reviewed and considered for any open slots. Individuals who were previously selected for the Chrysalis Project are not eligible to participate in the program a second time.
Participant selection is based on research experience, publications, presentations and a career goals statement. Accepted abstract submissions and their ranking will be taken into consideration. Eligible applicants who are the first author on an abstract accepted for oral presentation will be automatically accepted to the Chrysalis Project. Otherwise, abstracts will not guarantee acceptance in the program.
Allergy / immunology represents a vibrant, challenging career path for physicians and allied health professionals interested in working with patients of all ages with a wide range of allergic and immunologic diseases. The AAAAI can guide you down your career path.
Find out why these AAAAI members selected a career in allergy / immunology.
For more information on the Chrysalis Project, contact Mari Durán or (414) 272-6071.
2022 Chrysalis Project Program Schedule
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Chrysalis Project Participant Welcome and Registration: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday, February 25, 2022
Chrysalis Project Didactic Program: 7:30 am to 12:35 pm
Luncheon with FIT Mentors and Didactic Program Faculty: 12:35 pm to 1:15 pm
AAAAI President/President-Elect Reception: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Career Paths in Allergy and Immunology Session: 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Chrysalis Project Reception with FIT Mentors and Faculty: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm