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Unique Aspects of the Program

Fellows can take advantage of the breadth and depth of clinical training offered at Children’s National as well as research training opportunities at Children’s National and the NIH. Fellows have an opportunity to do research at NIAMS through CNH-NIAMS partnership. Research opportunities at other NIH institutes such as National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

About Our Program

    The first year of training is dedicated to an intensive clinical exposure to rheumatology in inpatient and outpatient settings and is based at the main campus of Children's National Hospital. Fellows have elective opportunities in adult rheumatology including myositis clinic through GW University School of Medicine, and other subspecialties within Children’s National Hospital. 

    Rheumatology Inpatient Service

    Rheumatology is a consultation service at Children’s National. First year fellows spend 6-8 months on consultation service.

    Rheumatology Clinic

    Fellows will attend the outpatient rheumatology clinic with attending physicians. Fellows have their own continuity clinic for one-half day a week. Fellows are expected to identify new rheumatology patients from their consultations and referrals and follow them longitudinally for three years in their continuity clinic. Fellows are expected to attend outreach clinics with attendings when time permits. Fellows are also encouraged to attend subspecialty clinics such as the combined Rheumatology-Nephrology lupus clinic, Rheumatology-Dermatology clinic, and the Rheumatology-Gynecology clinic.

    Opportunities for Trainees

    • Academic Services Assistance Program, provided by the institution, includes training in biostatistics, informatics, software, finance and budget, IRB, leadership training and medical education. 
    • Trainees are encouraged to present topics for the residents and medical students during attending rounds, the resident core lecture series, professorial rounds and medical student education conferences. 
    • Fellows provide informal teaching to medical students and residents as part of their supervisory role in both the clinic and consultation service. 
    • Fellows will have opportunity to acquire skills in musculoskeletal ultrasonography. 
    • Fellows have the opportunity to obtain an advanced master’s degree.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the call responsibilities for rheumatology fellows?

    What are the elective opportunities for rheumatology fellows?

    Is there an opportunity for fellows to learn musculoskeletal ultrasound technique?

    What are the clinical responsibilities in continuity clinic?

    Does the program consider Med/Peds candidates?

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    Children's National Hospital is proud to offer quality health care options that are affordable and accessible. We also offer additional benefits that are designed to support many aspects of your life—from health and wellness services to income protection and retirement.

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