- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
The Fellowship Program, Year 1
The Rheumatology Fellowship is a two-year program. The emphasis of the first year is on clinical proficiency, while the ensuing year(s) is on clinical investigation or basic science research. A third year of training may be offered to fellows who distinguish themselves during the program.
The first year is primarily devoted to clinical medicine, with equal emphasis upon training in inpatient and outpatient rheumatology. Fellows rotate among the affiliated hospitals (Bellevue Hospital Center, HJD, and the Manhattan VA) in which they provide consultation for inpatients with rheumatic diseases. By rotation through these institutions, the fellowship affords exposure to a diverse population of patients and a wide spectrum of rheumatic diseases and management issues.
Fellows must supervised and write admission and progress notes on all service patients at HJD, in both rheumatology and orthopaedic/rheumatology cases. Fellows will be responsible for admission notes and discharge summaries for private cases admitted to the rheumatology service.
A major strength of the fellowship program lies in the wealth of outpatient experiences found within each institution.
Attendance at the Osteoporosis Clinic at HJD and Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at Bellevue Hospital is mandatory for the HJD and Manhattan VA rotations. Observational
sessions in the HJD Rheumatology Faculty Practice with private attendings are also encouraged.