Medical Student Education
IMED-736 Allergy and Immunology 
Contact Faculty: Dr. Sara May 
Periods Offered: 4 week rotation 
Student Limit: 1 per rotation 
Contact Person: Jillian Mcintosh-Carnes 
 

Allergy and Immunology is a unique field in medicine.  Allergists are physicians who have trained in internal medicine and/or pediatrics and have completed a 2-3 year fellowship in allergy and immunology.  Allergists see patients of all ages ranging from infants to elderly, predominately in the outpatient setting. During this elective, each student will work directly with four faculty members at three different clinical sites in Nebraska Medicine including main campus (Durham Outpatient Center), Village Pointe Medical Center, and Bellevue Medical Center. The student will learn to evaluate, diagnose, and treat common allergic diseases such as rhinitis, asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis, urticaria (hives), angioedema, and food allergy. The student will also become familiar with the assessment and treatment options of other uncommon diseases such as rare forms of angioedema, anaphylaxis and various immunodeficiency's among others. The allergy faculty enjoys teaching medical students and welcomes participation.

Rotation requirements:
Active involvement in patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in outpatient clinical setting
Forming clinical assessments
Creating treatment plans
Participation in allergy division lectures
Present a short case report of an interesting patient upon rotation completion.  

All four faculty members will provide evaluation of the student.