AAAAI Annual Meeting / WAC 2018

Chrysalis Project

The Chrysalis Project was designed to provide U.S. and Canadian medical students and internal medicine and/or pediatric residents an opportunity to explore a career in Allergy/Immunology (A/I) at no cost.

To qualify for the Chrysalis Project, applicants must fall into one of the following categories. Please note the priority ranking amongst applicants:

• First priority to medical students (MD/PhD program highest and exclude 1st year medical students)
• Second priority to 1st year internal medicine and pediatric residents and 1st or 2nd year med/peds residents
• Third priority to 2nd year internal medicine and pediatric residents and 3rd year med/peds residents

The three-day program includes a half day of didactic lectures presented by A/I faculty, followed by the AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress. The didactic content includes both pathogenesis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders and cutting edge research. Additionally, A/I career options are presented including academic medicine, private practice and industry. The environment is interactive and informal allowing participants to ask questions and interface with A/I faculty. There are additional opportunities to meet with A/I faculty during the welcome and closing Chrysalis receptions. Participants are paired with Fellow-in-Training (FIT) mentors who can answer questions about the specialty and guide them through the Joint Congress educational sessions and events.

Participant selection is based on research experience, publications, presentations and a career goals statement. Travel and accommodations will be provided.

For further information regarding the Chrysalis Project please contact Mari Durán at (414) 272-6071 or