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The Rheumatology Fellowship Program curriculum consists of a summer core curriculum of lectures, direct clinical care of patients of inpatients and outpatients with rheumatic diseases, discussion of the plan of care with Faculty, weekly didactic conferences, and a course in immunology to better understand the basic science of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Over the two years, your time will be split equally between inpatient consults at UH, VA, outpatient continuity clinic, and research/elective time. The following electives are available based on your clinical interest:

  • Dermatology
  • Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Velocity (EMG/NCV)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
  • Muscle clinic/Neurology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Private Practice Rheumatology
  • Rehabilitation/Physical Medicine

Sample Rheumatology Fellowship Schedule

Block Institution Rotation % Outpatient % Research
1 UH Wards 0 0
2 UH Wards 0 0
3 UH Wards 0 0
4 VA Wards 50 0
5 VA Wards 50 0
6 VA Wards 50 0
7 UH-Chagrin Specialty outpatient clinic 100 0
8 UH-Chagrin Specialty outpatient clinic 100 0
9 UH-Chagrin Specialty outpatient clinic 100 0
10 Elective/Vacation Research/Vacation 25 50
11 Elective/Vacation Research/Vacation 25 50
12 Elective/Vacation Research/Vacation 25 50

Total vacation time is one month a year.