Immunology and Allergy Jobs
Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialists, also known as Immunologists and Allergists, are specialist doctors (physicians or consultants) who have completed advanced training in Clinical Immunology and Allergy (with optional further laboratory training in Immunopathology). They work with patients who are suffering from autoimmune diseases, such as Coeliac and Hashimoto’s disease, immune deficiencies, such as primary immunodeficiency (PID) disorders, or allergic reactions, such as hives, rashes, wheezing, anaphylaxis, and hay fever. They review their patient's medical history, determine what tests are required and what treatments can help alleviate any discomfort. They help prevent further allergic reactions and seek to improve their patient's immunity and well being by creating management and treatment plans and educating their patients about their condition. To become a clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist, Doctors undertake advanced training in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, which is a 3-year program leading to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), or alternatively the 4-year training program which includes immunopathology and leads to dual Fellowship - FRACP and FRCPA (Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia). They can then apply for Specialist Registration with the Australian Medical Board (AHPRA). These specialists work in community and private practices, hospitals, research institutions, and/or diagnostic pathology laboratories.