Divisions: Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
During the Allergy/Asthma/Immunology elective, pediatric residents learn to recognize allergic, respiratory, asthmatic, and immunologic disorders and their complications in children. Ample time for one-on-one discussion of patients and topics with the faculty helps residents develop approaches to managing such disorders.
Some of the core competencies to be achieved during the rotation include the ability to evaluate and teach the use of spacers, inhalers, peak flow meters, and basic environmental controls. Residents also will gain competence in allergy/immunology office laboratory procedures. Sufficient time also is provided for self-directed learning, such as topical reading and literature review and use of a slide/tape series.
Patients are seen on the Mercy Children's Hospital campus and at multiple sites in Northwest Ohio. The rotation is approximately 95% outpatient care.
Lois Nelson, MD