Rheumatology Fellowship Program Overview

The Division offers a Rheumatology Fellowship Program that is supported by an NIH arthritis training grant and trains four fellows per year for two years. The program emphasizes the scientific and scholarly aspects of the study of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases and accommodates a spectrum of interests ranging from the clinical to the almost purely scientific.

The fellowship program offers a clinical track and a research track.

Applicants to the program will usually have completed two or three years of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics, and should be board-eligible by the end of the first year of fellowship.

The emphasis of the program's first year is on clinical proficiency; in the ensuing year(s) the focus is on clinical investigation or basic science research. A third year of research training may be offered to fellows who distinguish themselves during the program.