Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the call responsibilities for rheumatology fellows?
A: Trainees are required to take call from home during the week and will round on the weekends. This schedule is developed by the trainees and is flexible.
Q: What are the elective opportunities for rheumatology fellows?
A: First-year fellows have the 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.
Q: Is there an opportunity for fellows to learn musculoskeletal ultrasound technique?
A: The division has 2 point of care ultrasound machines. Fellows are exposed to basics of musculoskeletal ultrasound and are encouraged to enroll in an online ultrasound course.
Q: What are the clinical responsibilities in continuity clinic?
A: 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.
Q: Does the program consider Med/Peds candidates?
A: The program has a Med/Peds fellow for the 2017 academic year. We will consider Med/Peds candidates on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must apply separately to the NIH adult rheumatology fellowship program.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: Benefits available to fellows include:
- Health, Dental, 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.