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Rheumatology: Education

The Rheumatology Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) offers an ACGME-accredited Rheumatology Fellowship.  The first year will be devoted primarily to clinical training while an additional two years will be focused on research activities.

First year fellows provide coverage for an active inpatient consult service. Formal teaching rounds are conducted regularly with attending physicians from within the Division. In addition, fellows are responsible for daily work rounds on all patients on the service.

Throughout the three-year training period, fellows participate in a continuity outpatient rheumatology practice at the division's primary practice site at 110 Francis Street. In addition, fellows will rotate through the division's Lupus Center, the Musculoskeletal Medicine Unit (MSMU) at BIDMC's Shapiro Center and at Boston Children's Hospital. The MSMU site provides a unique exposure to soft tissue rheumatic disorders as well as non-operative orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. The fellows also participate in the weekly Rheumatology Division teaching conferences (Grand Rounds and Clinical Case Conference), journal club, research meetings and a monthly Radiology Conference, which is a combined didactic case-based conference conducted in collaboration with the Radiology Department.

Beginning with the July 2013 match, we will accept fellows through the Specialty Matching Program ( NRMP).

Contact information for the BIDMC Rheumatology Fellowship:

Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship,
Clinical Chief, Division of Rheumatology

George C. Tsokos, M.D.
Chief, Division of Rheumatology

Patricia Harris
Coordinator, Rheumatology Fellowship

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
110 Francis Street, Suite 4B
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-632-8658
Fax: 617-632-7514

Contact Information

Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus, Lowry Medical Building, 4B
110 Francis St.
Boston, MA 02215