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For Program Directors

The AAAAI is committed to offering allergy / immunology (A/I) program directors information and tools to assist with the vital responsibilities of overseeing the curriculum for fellows-in-training, as well as recruiting the best talent into the specialty.  

The Program Directors Assembly (PDA) membership includes program, associate, assistant and co-directors of A/I training programs that are officially accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Currently there are over 195 assembly members from 84 US and 14 Canadian A/I training programs.

Along with educational duties, program directors are responsible for maintaining the accreditation of their training programs. This section includes PDA related resources.

PDA Committees
Program Directors Assembly (PDA) Executive Committee *
Purpose: to exchange opinions and information among those responsible for training physician specialists in allergy and immunology.

Chair: Kimberly A. Risma, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
Vice Chair: Monica G. Lawrence, MD, FAAAAI
Immediate Past Chair: David A. Khan, MD, FAAAAI
Councilors:
Vivian P. Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI
Caroline C. Horner, MD, FAAAAI
Heather K. Lehman, MD, FAAAAI
Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

*PDA Executive Committee membership is determined by nomination and election by the PDA and PDA Executive Committee. Assembly membership and AAAAI fellow status required.

Core Curriculum, Education and Residency Review Subcommittee **
Purpose: to address the evolving educational needs of A/I training programs, including teachers and trainees.

Chair: Javed Sheikh, MD, FAAAAI
Vice Chair: Paneez Khoury, MD, MHSc, FAAAAI

In-Training Examination Committee **
Purpose: to prepare and develop the in-training examination voluntarily offered annually to Fellows-in-Training.

Chair: Amy M. Dowden, MD, FAAAAI
Vice Chair: Christopher Chang, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

**Membership is vetted by the committee/subcommittee leadership and presented for approval to the PDA Executive Committee.

PDA Non-AAAAI Organization Liaisons
Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) Liaison
Kristin A. Schmidlin, MD

Council of Pediatric Subspecialties (CoPS) Liaisons
Kenneth Paris, MD MPH and Rebecca Scherzer, MD, FAAAAI

ERAS/NRMP Post Match Data Liaison:
Amal H. Assa'ad, MD, FAAAAI

PDA Staff Liaison
Mari DurĂ¡n
PDA Policies and Procedures
AAAAI Organizational Chart

PDA Resources for Training A/I Fellows
For Fellows-in-Training
PDA Toolbox
In-Training Examination Timeline
2021 FIT Exit Survey Results
Fellow-in-Training (FIT)/Faculty Reviewer Program
Grants, Awards & Scholarships
Teaching Slides

AAAAI Resources for Training Resident Physicians and Medical Student
For Medical Students & Residents
Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Training Programs
Chrysalis Project
Grants, Awards & Scholarships
Clinical Rotation Curriculum
Why A/I? Videos

Non-AAAAI Assembly Resources for PDA
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME): A/I Information
American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI)
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
National Residency Match Program (NRMP): Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Information