College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

Title of Clerkship: Allergy/Immunology

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Pediatrics

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: ProMedica Physicians Allergy

Course Number: PEDS 704

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students/Block: 1 student

Faculty: Jennifer Yonkof, MD, Avram Derrow, MD --- 4041 W. Sylvania Ave, Suite 204, Toledo, OH 43623 Phone: 567-585-0480

Elective Description/Requirements: During this elective, the student will acquire the clinical skills to identify and initiate appropriate management of patients with allergic disorders, asthma, and immunodeficiency.  Because of the high frequency of patients with these disorders in the general population, this elective should be of considerable practical value to the student planning a career in primary care (Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice) and select specialties (e.g., Dermatology and Otolaryngology). 

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of this elective, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical manifestations of common allergic/atopic conditions (Allergic rhinitis, Asthma, Atopic dermatitis, Food allergy) (EPOs: MK-1, MK-3)
  2. Prepare a comprehensive evaluation of new and follow-up patients with allergic disorders (Allergic rhinitis, anaphylaxis, Asthma, Atopic dermatitis, HAE) (EPOs: PC-1)
  3. Interpret laboratory (including basic spirometry results, FeNO, and peak flow monitoring), procedural and diagnostic data as they relate to allergic diseases (Allergic rhinitis, anaphylaxis, Asthma, Atopic dermatitis, HAE) (EPOs: PC-6)
  4. Describe recommended treatments of allergic disorders and the evidence used to formulate treatment recommendations. Identify the patient who should be referred to a subspecialist. (EPOs: MK-6, PC-7)
  5. Recognize principles of allergen avoidance and environmental control measures (EPOs: MK-3, MK-7)
  6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with patients, patients’ families, colleagues, and others with whom physicians must exchange information in carrying out their responsibilities. . This includes being able to educate patients on basic environmental controls for animals, dust mite, mold, and pollens, as well as the usual times of year of importance for exposure to each of these in this area. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, PC-6)


Professionalism: UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Ambulatory care experience
  2. Clinical case presentations/discussions
  3. Independent study
  4. Interpretation of lab data
  5. Residency program/department conferences

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Faculty / resident observation and assessment of clinical performance. (e.g. faculty evaluation)
  2. Faculty observation of interaction with staff including resident physicians.
  3. Attemdance
  4. Clinical documentation (i.e. patient notes)
  5. Clinical Competency Evaluation

Prerequisites: Successful completion of third year required Pediatric clerkship.

Clerkship Director: Rajat Kaul, MD

Clerkship Coordinator: Joseph Osinski
Phone Number: 419-291-0377

Special Requirements: None 

ECC Approved
September 2023

Last Updated: 3/6/24