2022 AAAAI Annual Meeting
AAAAI Annual Meeting

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). To qualify for the Chrysalis Project, applicants must become official members of the AAAAI.

To qualify for the Chrysalis Project applicants become official members of the AAAAI. The membership application can be found using the following links. Applicants must be an AAAAI member or have submitted an application for membership prior to applying for the award:
•    Medical Student Member
•    Resident Member

Applicants must also fall into one of the following categories in order to be consider for the program:
•    MD PhD students during research training years
•    3rd and 4th Medical students
•    1st year in IM, Peds or MedPeds
•    2nd year residents in IM, Peds or MedPeds, particularly those without an AI training program at their institution
•    3rd year MedPeds resident or 3rd year IM or Peds resident who is participating in a Chief year at their institution

Please note since the Chrysalis Project is a recruitment program, prioritization will be given to medical students and junior residents who are unsure of their career path, rather than senior residents who are already committed to applying for Allergy/Immunology fellowship. These resident applications will still be reviewed and considered for any open slots. Individuals who were previously selected for the Chrysalis Project are not eligible to participate in the program a second time.

The three-day program includes a half day of didactic lectures presented by A/I faculty, followed by the AAAAI Annual Meeting. 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 Annual Meeting educational sessions and events.

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

The application is now closed for 2022.

For further information regarding the Chrysalis Project, please contact Mari Durán at (414) 272-6071 or mduran@aaaai.org.

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