Welcome from the Program Director

Dear Fellowship Candidates,

Dr. Edwin Kim

We know that the most crucial component of any fellowship program is ensuring that we provide a rich and multidimensional learning environment. That’s why our fellows are exposed to a broad range of patients, diseases, and procedures via their work with our four clinical sites. Patient care is taught through a combination of participation in ‘attending clinics’, as well as dedicated adult and pediatric ‘continuity clinics,’ all while maintaining a 50/50 adult-to-pediatric balance.

Formal instruction is provided in various forms, including lectures, a journal club, and case conferences – all on a day reserved solely for didactic training. All fellows follow a “Core” 2-year training program (1 year with a clinical focus followed by 1 year with a research focus). Those who are considering pursuit of a career in research, may be eligible for an optional, funded additional year of research-focused training, in which we provide dedicated time for research, with limited clinical responsibilities and an emphasis on dynamic interactions with both a research mentor as well as an independent mentorship committee.

At UNC, we believe that our job is to train fellows who will help move the field of Allergy and Immunology forward, and we take this responsibility seriously. That’s why we strive to ensure that when our fellows complete their training, they have all the tools needed for them to become the clinical, educational, and research leaders of tomorrow.

Best,

Edwin Kim, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC Allergy and Immunology
Director, UNC Allergy & Immunology Clinic
Director, UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program