Who We Are
The ACAAI Fellow-in-Training (FIT) Section is composed of FIT members who are enrolled in ACGME-accredited allergy and immunology fellowship programs. 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 US 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. FIT membership offers ample opportunities to get involved with the College through the FIT Committee and other ACAAI initiatives. More than 200 ACAAI FIT members receive travel scholarships each year to attend the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting where they gain new insights into specialty, participate in a wide range of educational and social events, and expand their professional networks. In addition, the College recognizes three FIT members for their outstanding research through the Clemens von Pirquet Awards.
An applicant must be a physician enrolled in an ACGME-accredited allergy/immunology training program.
An applicant must include a letter of recommendation from one Member or Fellow or his or her allergy training director, plus the recommendation of the director of his or her pediatrics or internal medicine training program.
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.
Application fee: Waived.
Annual dues: Free during Fellowship.