Frequently Asked Questions About Our Rheumatology Fellowship

What is unique about this fellowship program?

The BIDMC Rheumatology Fellowship is a top fellowship program with many opportunities for its trainees. BIDMC is a top-ranking US hospital, and prides itself on its dedication to education, clinical care and research. The Why BIDMC page describes the medical center's qualifications, the Department of Medicine's achievements and the Division of Rheumatology's dedication to excellence. The clinical rotations in the Musculoskeletal Medicine Unit and Children's Hospital Boston are unique features of our program.

What are the clinical rotations in the program?

Fellows in this program care for their own panel of outpatients, spend time on the inpatient consultation service, and rotate to the Musculoskeletal Medicine Unit, the Lupus Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Please find a full list on the Program Overview page.

How do I apply?

This program uses the standard ERAS common application form. Additional application requirements can be found on the Application Process page.

What benefits can I expect?

The program provides full BIDMC benefits for all fellows. Benefits are detailed on the Graduate Medical Education section of the BIDMC website. If you have questions, you can contact the Benefits Office at 617-632-9400 or

Does the program admit trainees on a visa?

Yes, the program admits trainees with either J-1 or H1-B visa with an ECFMG certificate. For more information, see the Application Process page.