DAVID M. LANG, M.D.
To the editor: I read with interest the editorial by Fink and Patterson (1) and the response by Gross (2). Since then I have gone from being an internal medicine "gatekeeper" to an allergy/immunology fellow. Although I feel that Dr. Gross' comments were apropos, I can also empathize with views expressed in the editorial (1). Certain aspects of allergy practice mentioned by these authors merit further emphasis.
Allergy is a unique field for many reasons that set it apart from other subspecialties of internal medicine. As mentioned by Fink and Patterson, training in allergy during internal medicine residency lacks the
LANG DM. Internal Medicine and Training in Allergy. Ann Intern Med. ;103:809. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-809_2
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