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The majority of the second and third years are dedicated to research/scholarly activity with clinical responsibilities limited to continuity clinics and some on-call responsibility. Each fellow has a Scholarship Oversight Committee responsible for providing direction and oversight of the fellow’s research experiences.
- First year fellows are given time to explore research opportunities, choose projects and establish mentoring relationships.
- Trainees can select laboratory-based basic, translational or clinical research opportunities through the NIH, the Children’s National Research Institute at Children's National and with attending physicians in rheumatology.
- Applicants interested in research training at the NIH are strongly encouraged to identify and meet with potential mentors during the interview process to ensure feasibility and facilitate planning.