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It is the mission of this fellowship program to train physicians to become consultants who will be clinically competent in the field of Rheumatology; who are prepared to work in a variety of settings including private practice, academia, and other settings; and who will continue life-long learning in clinical and research areas which will enhance their knowledge base, skills, and professionalism. 

The goals and objectives of the fellowship training program are derived from this mission statement and include measurable competencies in the six areas as outlined by the ACGME.  Upon completion of the program, it is expected that fellows will be have attained these goals and will achieved these competencies. A copy of the entire curriculum is available here.

Rheumatology Fellowship Sample Schedule

Blocks1 Sample Inpatient Block2 Sample Elective Blocks3, 4 Sample Research Block5
Outpatient Clinics 20% 92% 10%
Inpatient 72% 0% 0%
Academic 8% 8% 8%
Research 0% 0% 82%

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  1. Blocks are four weeks long and include one vacation block
  2. Six in-patient blocks
  3. Three elective blocks
  4. Required electives include EMG, PM&R, PT/OT, Pediatric Rheumatology, and Orthopedic subspecialties of foot/ankle, hand, and sports medicine
  5. Three Research Blocks