Welcome to the University of Chicago Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology. Open to graduates of Pediatric Residency Training Programs, we offer a 3-year training program accredited by the ACGME. The goal of our training program is to prepare post-doctoral fellows in Rheumatology for teaching, patient care, and research.
At the completion of training, each fellow will:
- Demonstrate a broad and in-depth understanding of childhood rheumatic diseases
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic science concepts important in the pathogenesis and treatment of childhood rheumatic diseases
- Demonstrate proficiency in diagnostic and procedural musculoskeletal ultrasound: Identifying joint and tendon pathology as well as performing therapeutic steroid injections
- Exhibit a working knowledge of federal, state, and local community resources available to support families and children with rheumatic diseases
- Demonstate skills in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of rheumatic diseases
- Participate in a wide variety of multidisciplinary teams
- Participate in meaningful research and become familiar with research methods used in rheumatology
- Complete a scholarly work product and present it at a scientific meeting and submit it to a peer reviewed journal for publication
Throughout all years of Fellowship, the fellows follow their own patients starting from diagnosis and continuing with follow-up care in the outpatient clinic. During research time, fellows will continue to follow and care for their own patients in the clinic (one day per week). The fellows attend and participate in multidisciplinary meetings, Rheumatology Case Conference, Rheumatology Journal Club, and Combined Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology Rounds. The Department of Pediatrics conducts numerous other conferences including Pediatric Grand Rounds, Pediatric Chief of Service Rounds, Pediatric Morbidity & Mortality Conference and Morning Report.