Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Education

The faculty of the Division of Allergy-Immunology contribute greatly to education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The clinical training experience at Northwestern provides a sound footing and experience managing many uncommon and severe allergic diseases or manifestations in addition to the common ailments managed by most allergists. 

Our Allergy-Immunology Fellowship program, combining the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, is one of the largest in the country and we are proud of the achievements of our past trainees, including many past presidents of the major allergy academies. We have an active research-training milieu in Allergy-Immunology at Feinberg. At any given time, we typically have four to six PhD graduate students, an equal number of PhD postdoctoral students, eight to 11 clinical allergy fellows and numerous residents in medicine or otorhinolaryngology and fellows from other divisions and departments pursuing research training. We have an National Institute of Health (NIH) T32 training grant that supports further research training, and we typically have three to five junior faculty that are recipients of NIH K-awards. We offer didactic courses in immunology and laboratory research for the benefit of both clinical and laboratory trainees. Our numerous weekly conferences are multidisciplinary, with wide ranging discussions that span from basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease to clinical protocols and therapeutic strategies. In additional to our own faculty lecturers, leading physicians and scientists in our field from all over the world visit and speak on almost on a weekly basis. Learn more about our fellowship via the links below.

Internal Medicine Residency

Every year, the internal medicine residents are asked to evaluate the faculty on each of their rotations through the 13 medicine subspecialties. Thanks to our attendings, physician assistants, nurses, and fellows, internal medicine residents rated our division number one in the categories of Availability, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Systems-Based Practice and number two and three in patient care and teaching, respectively. We were rated first overall compared to the other divisions. This is an exceptional recognition of divisional achievements and efforts since the votes come from young internal medicine residents with varied interests as well as potential allergists in-training.

Learn more about the residency program.