Learn About Our Fellowship in Rheumatology

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 the second year will be focused on research activities. An additional (third) year is offered to those interested in additional research experience.

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. Pathology Rounds occur every 2 months and an ultrasound curriculum is offered over a 6 month period during the first or second years.

Throughout the training program, fellows have access to the powerful educational resources of Harvard Catalyst, which offers a number of online and in-person courses, as well as training programs ranging from short programs providing an overview of clinical and translational research to multi-year, advanced programs for senior fellows and faculty.

We accept fellowship applications through the Specialty Matching Program (NRMP).

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