Rheumatology Fellowship Research Project
NYU Langone’s Division of Rheumatology requires all fellows to carry out an original research project as part of its two-year fellowship training program. Fellows present their research at divisional conferences and seminars and are encouraged to publish their findings. Selected fellows interested in pursuing an academic research career may be considered for an additional one or two years of research training. Selected rheumatology fellows pursue research projects through NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Required Rheumatology Research Projects
During the second half of your first fellowship year, you identify a mentor and a research project. The topic of your research project is based on your interests, your mentor’s interests, available resources, and ongoing projects.
Once you’ve identified a research project, you proceed with the help of your mentor during the second year of your fellowship. Our program requires you to demonstrate achievement in research through the submission, publication, or presentation of an abstract or original manuscript, so we recommend careful selection of your research project to find one that has a high likelihood of success.
To match fellows with appropriate mentors and research projects, the division holds an annual research “speed dating” session in which faculty researchers are on the clock to give quick overviews of their projects and what they are looking for in a match. Fellows then present their own backgrounds and research interests and pair up with appropriate project mentors.