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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 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 

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. 
 
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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 
Box 980225 
Richmond, VA 23298 
Phone: (804) 828-9620 
Fax: (804) 628-5856 
Email: wei.zhao@vcuhealth.org
Fellowship Coordinator Cesley Watkins Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980509 
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0509 
Phone: (804) 628-4497 
Fax: (804) 828-4926 
Email: imfellowships@vcuhealth.org

 

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.

Other links of interest 

 
Richard Loria
Richard Loria MD Allergy and immunology Read more
Donna Mitchell
Donna Mitchell RN, MS, CPNP Allergy and immunology Read more
Brant Ward
Brant Ward MD, PhD Allergy and immunology Read more
Wei Zhao
Wei Zhao MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FACAAI Allergy and immunology Read more
Santhosh Kumar
Santhosh Kumar MD Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, Allergy and immunology Read more
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