Atkinson w. patientThe UAB Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Training Program is an accredited joint adult and pediatric fellowship program accepting one candidate each year with board eligibility or certification in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics.

The UAB A&I Fellowship Program, like most A&I Fellowship Programs nationwide, participates in the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Allergy/Immunology Fellows receive intensive clinical training in allergic and immunologic diseases in children with the faculty of the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Immunology at Children's of Alabama, Park Place.  On the adult side, fellows work with Dr. James Bonner at the UAB Kirklin Clinic and the Birmingham VA Medical Center. 

Fellows attend one half-day clinic per week on a rotating basis in the private offices of four volunteer faculty who practice in the local community.  During their two years of training, Fellows are also encouraged to pursue electives in adult and pediatric ENT and Dermatology, specialties with considerable overlap in our field.

Fellows and faculty meet weekly for didactic seminars and for a monthly journal club/case presentation session at the Kirklin Clinic with community allergist/immunologists.  All fellows are required to pursue a research project under a mentor either among the Fellowship Faculty or other faculty members at UAB and to present their work at a national meeting and in scholarly journals.