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Allergy and Immunology

Title: Allergy - Immunology
Instructor: Stephen Imbeau, M.D.

Location: McLeod Regional Medical Center
Florence, SC
Number of students: 2
Duration: 4 weeks
Credit hours: 5
Course offered: Year Round

Allergy and Immunology Description

This clerkship will allow the student to recognize clinical problems in allergy-immunology, to gather the important historical details, to perform the proper examinations including ENT examinations, and to perform and analyze the allergy work-up. Students will work in the clinic and manage the work-up of three to four new patients each week. Four hours of patient care will be the minimum for each day. The student will also participate in the emergency treatment and any hospital consultations. The student will learn the rudiments of allergy skin testing and pulmonary function testing. Each patient contact will be thoroughly reviewed by the instructor and a complete write-up of each new patient work-up will be graded.

Course objectives:

  • Learn to perform an allergy history and physical
  • Learn to recognize and treat allergy syndromes
  • Learn special procedures and treatment plans

Instructional methodology (approximate # of hours per week)

Lectures - none
Rounds/Discussions - 4
Patient contact - 30
Lab - none
Patient load - 2-3 per day
Call - none


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