After you’ve earned your medical degree you will need to complete a residency program Immunologists usually do a residency in internal medicine or pediatrics which requires 3 years of training. Afer your residency you will complete a fellowship. A fellowship in immunology generally lasts three years. Residents have a chance to see patients with immunological disorders and diseases under the supervision of a licensed physician. Once you’ve completed the fellowship you’ll obtain your medical license and take your boards. Immunologists must be certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) or the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) as a prerequisite for being certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). Additional requirements for the ABAI certification include a 2-year fellowship in an immunology or allergy program and passing a qualifying exam.
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