ACAAI President Kathleen R. May, MD, FACAAI recently announced the launch of a new College program – the Community Allergists Partnership in Education (CAPE) program.
If you are a community allergist who would enjoy teaching future generations of physicians about our specialty, then the CAPE program is an ideal program to help you get started.
Many medical students, residents and fellows do not learn enough about the allergy-immunology specialty during their education. In-office learning opportunities, taught by ACAAI members in the community, can help address the limited allergy-immunology exposure that is currently being made available to them in medical schools and teaching hospitals.
The ACAAI CAPE program explores the important opportunity of teaching in a community allergy practice setting and provides tools for each step along the way. By pairing learners, medical students, residents and fellows with opportunities to learn in real-world settings, these elective rotations offer many benefits to our specialty, and to health care in general.
As an allergist, you already have the skills needed — after all, physicians teach every day! These skills, paired with the CAPE plan and tools developed by your peers, will help you create an effective win-win program in your practice. You’ll find the CAPE materials – videos, curriculum, resources and more – in the College Learning Connection.
Ready to take the first step in sharing knowledge about our specialty? Explore the resources on the CAPE site, and then join the College and the allergy community in helping to teach future generations.