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Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Main (Program Overview/Mission/Vision/Aims)

The mission of the SAUSHEC Rheumatology Fellowship Program is to provide the clinical experience, educational resources, and mentorship support that produces exceptional rheumatologists. The fellowship is focused on educating clinical rheumatologists and teachers, prepared to care for all adult patients, with the additional goal of preparing fellows to care for active duty patients, both at home and abroad.

Curriculum/Rotations/Locations/Partnering Institutions

The first year of fellowship is geared toward practical clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The fellows are taught to apply the cutting-edge therapies revolutionizing modern Rheumatology practice. The robust academic curriculum ensures fellows have a firm understanding of the basic sciences underlying their clinical practice. Second year fellows engage in research and receive advanced instruction in obtaining and interpreting musculoskeletal ultrasound images. Fellows also have the opportunity to rotate at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio in pediatric rheumatology during their second year.

Military Relevance (military relevance of specialty/how program prepares trainees to be ready for military mission & first assignment)

The rheumatology specialty prepares fellows to become experts in non-surgical musculoskeletal medicine. Musculoskeletal syndromes and injuries are the most common non-combat medical problem of active duty members during training, while on duty around the globe, and in the combat theatre of operations. Our program curriculum includes diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems to include tendinitis, bursitis, sports medicine injuries, arthritis, neck pain, low back pain, disk disease, gouty arthritis, and joint infection.

Application Instructions (Eligibility/Interview Process/Program Application Details)

Every year 1–2 fellows are selected at a Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board to complete the 2 year fellowship. Successful completion of an accredited Internal Medicine residency is required for matriculation.

Contact Us

Program Director

Phone: (210) 916-0797

Program Coordinator

Phone: (210) 916-2928

Mailing Address

SAUSHEC Rheumatology Fellowship
3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200

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