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Medical students will learn allergy testing methods, including scratch testing, intradermal testing, and laboratory evaluation for allergic/immunologic disease. Students will evaluate and assist in treating patients, ranging from allergic rhinitis, asthma, hives, atopic dermatitis, COPD, chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis. Immunology patients include primary immune deficiency and various autoimmune states such as sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: William Smits, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: The Allergy and Asthma Center, P.C. (Fort Wayne)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Recognize clinical stigmata, including physical exam findings, critical laboratory analysis, significant historical findings (PC1)
  • 2) Demonstrate competence in allergic/pulmonary specialty evaluation, i)e), recognize allergic patients within the general population (PC2)
  • 3) Determine appropriate therapy, i)e) initially treat allergic rhinitis, asthma, hives, immune deficiency appropriately (MK4)
  • 4) Discuss natural history of these disease processes (such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, COPD, chronic bronchitis) and how therapeutic intervention impacts the course of Dx (MK5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: approximately 35

Time Distribution: 70% Clinical; 10% faculty and group study; 10% individual study; 10% research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinator Sharon Roberts (robeshare@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) for director's approval.� �

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None