About the Fellowship
Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship is a program of three years duration combining clinical training with research experience. Our division is known for its vast experience in diagnosing and treating children with a spectrum of autoimmune, inflammatory rheumatic diseases and in the contributions our physicians make to better the understanding and the therapies of the pediatric rheumatic diseases. The pediatric rheumatology division utilizes a team approach including four full time pediatric rheumatology specialized physicians, a fellow in training, RN coordinator, Social worker, physical and occupational therapist and a research coordinator.
We see about 5,000 children a year in our out- patient clinics, follow all rheumatology inpatients who have a proven or a suspected rheumatic disorder, consult to all other divisions in the hospital as well as to a broad base of outside referring physicians and follow children with rheumatic diseases who are admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Our physicians are also recognized for teaching and lecturing locally, nationally and internationally. The rheumatology research program is thriving with multiple projects involving new, cutting edge therapies and understanding the genetics of rheumatic illness in childhood. Our goal is to have one fellow at each year of training.
Our fellowship program includes the following:
- Clinical: rounds on rheumatology inpatients, inpatient/ outpatient and ER consultations: 10 months in the first year, 6 months in the second year and 2 months in the third year.
- Research experience: participation in the design stage, grant writing and actual hands-on guided participation: 2 months in the first year, 6 months in the second and 10 months in the third year.
- Teaching: bed side teaching, lectures to fellows by physicians in the division as well as by out side physicians/researchers, teaching conferences such as journal club, presentations of interesting or difficult cases, radiology teaching rounds, orthopaedic-rheumatology conferences, grand rounds.
- Rotations to enrich rheumatology basis of knowledge: ophthalmology, orthopaedic clinic, adult rheumatology (1 month each)
- Participation in the national American College of Rheumatology meeting and in specific pediatric rheumatology meetings.
How to Apply
To find out more about our program, please contact us.
Program Fast Facts
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows per year: 2
Application Deadline: August
Duration: 3 years
Postgraduate Training Required: 3 years
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
First year fellow: $63,344
Second year fellow: $65,018
Third year fellow: $67,225
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 15 days paid vacation, and generous CME stipend