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Chrysalis Project

AAAAI Chrysalis Project
If you are a medical student or 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.

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. The didactic content includes both pathogenesis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders and cutting-edge research. Additionally, allergy / immunology career options are presented including academic medicine, private practice and industry.

2023 Chrysalis Project Program Application
The purpose of the Chrysalis Project is to provide U.S. and Canadian medical students and internal medicine and/or pediatric residents with the opportunity to explore a career in allergy/immunology and increase interest in the subspecialty.

The application deadline is October 28, 2022.

Apply Now

To qualify for the Chrysalis Project, applicants must either be AAAAI member or have applied for membership before applying for the award. The links to the membership applications are below:
•         Medical Student Member
•         Resident Member

Applicants must also fall into one of the following categories to be considered 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 allergy / immunology 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 the Chrysalis Project is a recruitment program with priority 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 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 DurĂ¡n or (414) 272-6071.

2023 Chrysalis Project Program:
San Antonio, TX

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Chrysalis Project Participant Registration: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday, February 24, 2023
Chrysalis Project Didactic Program: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Luncheon with FIT Mentors: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
President/President-Elect Reception: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Careers Paths in Allergy and Immunology: 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Chrysalis Reception with FIT Mentors and Faculty: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm  

Chrysalis Project
Chrysalis Project
AAAAI Chrysalis Project
AAAAI Chrysalis Project