Clinical Immunology & Allergy Residency Program

Rotation-Specific Goals and Objectives for Core Adult and Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy Blocks

During the Core Adult and Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy rotations, the resident will achieve the following in their role as:


  1. Perform histories and physical examinations that are complete, accurate and well organized  
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in formulation of differential diagnoses     
  3. Demonstrate ability to accurately interpret results of appropriate diagnostic investigations relating to patient care in Clinical Immunology & Allergy
  4. Synthesize all of the pertinent information to arrive at complete and accurate clinical decisions
  5. Use preventive and therapeutic interventions effectively and independently  
  6. Recognize the limits of their own expertise and seeks appropriate consultations from other health professionals


  1. Establish a therapeutic relationship with pediatric and adult patients and/or their caregivers and demonstrates and understanding of and recognizes emotional and personal needs of patients and families
  2. Provide clear and thorough explanations of diagnosis, investigations and management to  patients and families
  3. Give appropriate advice (including but not limited to allergen avoidance, pharmacologic/immunologic treatment) which considers patient characteristics such as age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture and ethnicity
  4. Develop a common understanding on issues, problems and plans with patients, families and other professionals to develop a shared plan of care
  5. Prepare written documentation (including patient notes, and patient letters) that is accurate, organized and timely
  6. Demonstrate the ability to verbally present cases in an accurate, concise, and organized fashion


  1. Interact effectively with health professionals by recognizing and acknowledging their roles and expertise
  2. Provide effective consultation relevant to Clinical Immunology and Allergy
  3. Consult and delegate effectively
  4. Establish good relationships with peers and other health professionals 
  5. Collaborate effectively and constructively with other members of the health care team
  6. Demonstrate leadership in a health care team as appropriate
  7. Demonstrate understanding of issues involving disabilities, gender, race and culture when working with other team members
  8. Work with other health professionals effectively to prevent, negotiate, and resolve interprofessional conflict


  1. Demonstrate awareness and makes cost effective use of all forms of Clinical Immunology and Allergy health care resources based on sound judgment, and where possible evidence–based medicine
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of and willingness to be involved in, cost- containment and quality assurance programs
  3. Set realistic priorities and uses time effectively in order to optimize professional performance. Balances professional, personal and institutional commitments     
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the Canadian health care system and an awareness of the role of allergists/clinical immunologists in societal and governmental aspects of health care provision
  5. Demonstrates ability to manage clinic schedules and manage patient care priorities independently.


  1. Advocate for and intervene on behalf of patients including appropriate preventive care and health surveillance strategies  
  2. Promote active involvement of the patients and families in medical decision making
  3. Advocate for both the patient and family by working with the family to obtain needed services for care and on-going family support
  4. Recognize that the health care needs of children/adolescents are different from adults, and change throughout the developmental continuum
  5. Participate in efforts to increase public awareness of the medical conditions relevant to Clinical Immunology and Allergy
  6. Identify the determinants of health for the populations that they serve


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to the need for continuous learning. Develop and implement an ongoing and effective personal learning strategy with an analysis and evaluation of the relevant medical literature
  2. Give constructive feedback to both teacher and students
  3. Seek to learn from errors and aspires to excellence through self-evaluation and acceptance of the critiques of others
  4. Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise medical information.   Successfully integrate information from a variety of sources
  5. Describe the principles of adult learning and helps others learn by  providing guidance, teaching and by giving constructive feedback
  6. Receive feedback well


  1. Demonstrate honesty and integrity (including being fair, truthful and keeping one’s word; meeting commitments; being forthright in interactions with  patients, peers, and in all professional work whether through documentation,  personal communication, presentations, research or other aspects of  interaction)
  2. Demonstrate compassion and empathy (including listening attentively, responding  humanely to the concerns of patients and family members)
  3. Demonstrate respect for others and diversity (including extends to all spheres of contact, including but not  limited to patients, families, other  physicians, and professional colleagues; treats all persons with respect and  regard for their individual worth and dignity; is fair and non-discriminatory;  aware of emotional, personal, family, and cultural influences on patient well- being and patients’ rights and choices of medical care; respects confidentiality)
  4. Demonstrate reliability, responsibility and conscientiousness (including  meets deadlines, is punctual, complete  assigned duties and fulfills  commitments; accountable to one’s patients and also to their families,  accountable to society to ensure the public’s needs are addressed;  willingness to accept responsibility for errors)
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical practice and applies this to one’s  work (including accountable to one’s  profession to ensure that the ethical precepts of practice are upheld)
  6. Demonstrate self-awareness/knowledge (including aware of one’s own  limitations and seeks advice when necessary; accept  advice graciously;  insightful as to the impact of one’s  behaviour on others and cognizant of  appropriate professional boundaries)
  7. Demonstrate altruism (including unselfish regard for and devotion to the  welfare of others; self-interest or the interests of other parties should not interfere with the care of one’s patients and families)
Demonstrate a commitment to physician health and sustainable practice,  including balancing personal and professional priorities