Allergy and immunology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Our mission is to prepare specialists who are well rounded in allergy and immunology.
These specialists will not only provide expert medical care for patients with allergic and Immunologic disorders but also serve as consultants, educators and being critical in interpreting medical research in asthma, allergic and immunologic diseases.
About our program
This combined internal medicine-pediatrics training program in this specialty has been in existence at Virginia Commonwealth University (formerly Medical College of Virginia) for several decades. It was ACGME accredited prior to March of 1983, and has remained since that time. The program accepts up to 2 residents into the program per year. Those trained from 1983 onward have each passed their ABAI certification exam.
Program goals and objectives
Program certifications and training opportunities
The VCU allergy/immunology program is fully accredited by the ACGME.
Overall training is roughly divided into 60 percent direct patient care, 20 percent scholarly activity and research and 20 percent in educational activities. All fellows are adequately trained in system-based practices, professionalism, patient care, advancement of their medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills and practice-based learning.
Educational and professional opportunities
A number of additional educational and professional opportunities are available to fellows in the training program at VCU.
Evaluations are performed on a semi-annual basis by the program director, with input from supervising faculty.
How to apply
The Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This fellowship program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Application to the fellowship program is highly competitive. Persons who wish to apply should be board-eligible or board-certified in pediatrics. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
Contact the allergy/immunology fellowship team
Fellowship Program Director Wei Zhao, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FACAAI Professor and Chief
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Vice Chair for Clinical Operation
Department of Pediatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-9620
Fax: (804) 628-5856
Access general fellowship program information such as contract and benefits, policies, housing opportunities, salary scale and required information on our Graduate Medical Education website.
View university policy on the selection and recruitment of residents and fellows.
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