The structure of the Summer School is for each attendee to present a case followed by a group discussion of appropriate management or diagnostic strategies. The senior faculty members bring a wealth of experience and are selected to represent specific interests. In addition to providing valuable insights into the cases, the faculty also present state-of-the-art lectures on their subject of interest. A faculty member is also selected to moderate each session. Patients with primary immune deficiencies are not common at most Allergy / Immunology training programs and the Summer School provides an opportunity for fellows and junior faculty to gain important expertise before launching their own careers.
Once again this year, mystery cases were presented by the faculty on the last day of the School. These case-based discussions of common genetic findings with particular attention to mis-attribution of findings allow the fellows to engage in real-life interpretation.
Participants were supplied with a final program that includes a glossary of newly learned concepts or terms that previous school attendees had not heard of before, but learned during the schools, and key articles selected by the faculty on immunodeficiency. Faculty comments on the educational points are provided as subheadings.
Each participant is assigned a faculty member to serve as a mentor to guide them through the development of their presentation. During the School, time was set aside for a career planning discussion. This allowed fellows to interact with their mentors in a casual setting to gain advice on their future career choices. Past participants noted that they received helpful advice from the faculty regarding their future career choices and enjoyed this networking opportunity. Many of the faculty members stay in contact with their fellows well after the School has ended and continue the mentoring process.
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