The program is dedicated to educating fellows to attain the professional, cognitive, and technical skills necessary to provide high quality care in the subspecialty of rheumatology. We strive to promote an environment of self-directed and lifelong learning that will help prospective Rheumatologists acquire the skills needed to independently practice as experts in the specialty. Clinical experience through continuity clinics, specialty clinics, community clinics, and inpatient rotations serves as the foundation of rheumatology education in the program. Additionally, education is achieved through lectures, conferences, teaching rounds, research, and an up-to-date comprehension of rheumatology literature. The curriculum is designed to afford fellows the opportunity to attend lectures, conferences, participate in teaching rounds, conduct research and also have sufficient time for review and study of current literature.
A Core Curriculum Series presented by the faculty augments clinical training and provides a foundation of clinical knowledge. Rheumatology grand rounds present formal in-depth explorations into areas of rheumatology that educates attendees on cutting edge developments. These lectures include presentations by visiting faculty and multispecialty conferences. Fellows present clinical case conference to highlight and dissect challenging cases. The conference series also includes morbidity and mortality conference, research conferences, quality improvement conferences, and journal club. Medical Grand Rounds are held weekly to provide continued updates in topics within general internal medicine.
Below is a typical rotation schedule for years one and two.