Rheumatology Fellowship Curriculum
New first year fellows learn to take a comprehensive medical history and perform a detail oriented physical examination. This is the core of our specialty. Furthermore, fellows are taught to utilize the therapeutic modalities revolutionizing Rheumatology practice today. The robust academic curriculum ensures fellows have a firm understanding of the basic sciences underlying their clinical practice. Second year fellows engage in an intensive research year and are offered the opportunity to learn the skills of obtaining and interpreting musculoskeletal ultrasound images. Historically, fellows successfully draft and publish at least one peer reviewed manuscript in reputable medical journals detailing their clinical research.
You’ll be happy! Rheumatologists were noted to be the happiest specialists across the full spectrum of surveyed physicians and surgeons in the 2012 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report. The wide array of systemic inflammatory diseases managed by the Rheumatologist requires continued utilization of sharp clinical acumen and specialized skills. Rapid development of exciting new therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases ensures continued professional development and educational opportunity! New imaging modalities, employed by rheumatologists, like bedside musculoskeletal ultrasonography, can further augment the professional experience.