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Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions
Trainees are required to take call from home during the weeknights and will round on the weekends. This schedule is developed by the trainees and is flexible.
First year fellows have opportunity for electives in Adult Rheumatology, Immunology, Lab Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain clinic among others. Fellows are encouraged to choose electives focused on their interest.
The division has two point of care ultrasound machines. Fellows are exposed to basics of musculoskeletal ultrasound and are encouraged to enroll in an online ultrasound course.
Fellows have one-half day per week dedicated to outpatient clinic and continuity of care throughout the three years of fellowship. This time is spent increasing the trainees’ knowledge in a selected sub-specialty area of interest and in developing an appreciation for and an understanding of the longitudinal nature of rheumatology care. The fellows will have the responsibility of managing all aspects of their patients’ care from diagnosis to long term management of disease and medications.
We will consider Med/Peds candidates on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must apply separately to the NIH adult rheumatology fellowship program.
Benefits available to fellows include:
- Health, dental and vision
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance
- Annual and sick leave
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Backup child and elder care
A detailed summary of all benefits can be found in our Benefits Guide.