The ACAAI Fellow-in-Training (FIT) Section is composed of FIT members who are enrolled in ACGME-accredited allergy and immunology fellowship programs.
Who We Are
The Section is led by the FIT Executive Committee that consists of the Senior and Junior FIT Representatives to ACAAI Board of Regents (who serve as chair and vice chair respectively) and up to 12 Regional FIT Representatives throughout the U.S. and Canada. FIT Representatives advocate for the needs of FITs and work with College leadership to make sure that FITs are provided with the tools and resources they need to launch their careers.
What We Do
The FIT Committee disseminates information regarding College activities to the FIT Section, initiates and maintains programs of interest to FITs, provides opportunities for FITs to meet and exchange information at the annual meeting, facilitates FIT involvement in the College’s committee work, and communicates the interests and educational needs of FITs to the ACAAI Board of Regents as well as other resident physician organizations. Review the FIT Section Rules of Order to learn more.
FIT Member Benefits
ACAAI fellow-in-training members enjoy many benefits, including:
- Free access to the College’s publications and online educational resources.
- Access to the College’s FIT and New Allergist Toolkit, which is filled with resources to help you find, choose and negotiate your first position as an allergist. Plus, it has all the resources you need to get started in practice.
- Opportunities to get involved with the College through the FIT Committee and other ACAAI initiatives.
- Eligibility to receive one of more than 200 ACAAI FIT scholarships to attend the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting where you can gain new insights into specialty, participate in a wide range of educational and social events, and expand your professional networks.
- A chance to be one of three FIT members recognized for outstanding research through the Clemens von Pirquet Awards.
- Discounts on services provided by Resolve, a company providing physicians with professional guidance on employment contracts, including navigating and negotiating salary and benefits. Learn more.
- Access to DocMatter, a College-exclusive physician collaboration platform for secure, high quality, clinical and practice management discussions and networking.
An applicant must be a physician enrolled in an ACGME-accredited allergy/immunology training program.
An applicant must include a verification letter from their allergy training director/coordinator indicating their start and anticipated completion dates OR one letter of recommendation from a current Member or Fellow of ACAAI.
Applicants from outside the United States do not need to be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited allergy/immunology training program; the Board of Regents will consider them on an individual basis.
Fees & Dues
- Application fee: Waived.
- Annual dues: Free during Fellowship.