IU School of Medicine



The student will observe and participate in the evaluation of adult and pediatric allergy and asthma patients in a private setting. Environmental history taking, aerobiology, laboratory immunology, skin testing and pulmonary function evaluation techniques will be presented. The course will deal with the clinical manifestation, diagnosis and the therapy of bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, serous otitis, eczema, urticaria, venom sensitivity, food, drug, and latex allergies, and anaphylaxis. Appropriate pertinent readings will be assigned and discussed with mentors.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Elizabeth Isbister, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Fort Wayne Allergy and Asthma Consultants (IUSM - Fort Wayne)

Other Faculty: Naresh Patel

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Evaluate adult and pediatric patients for allergic diseases including taking history and performing physical exam (PC1)
  • 2) Select appropriate diagnostic techniques and interpret diagnostic testing (PC3)
  • 3) Use knowledge of therapeutic regimens to formulate treatment plans (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Observation by preceptors and course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status ; INTERNAL MEDICINE or Pediatric clerkship must be completed.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Library

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 coordinators. For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573. All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731). Enrollment needs director's approval

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None