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Conferences for Fellows

Our educational program is designed to:

In aggregate, our training program is designed to provide the necessary skills for trainees to focus their talents on investigation and treatment of the rheumatic diseases, and to succeed in careers in academic and clinical medicine.

We have a weekly Rheumatology Grand Rounds that has several alternating formats.

We also have a weekly Core Curriculum Conference. Speakers are drawn from Rheumatology faculty and faculty from other units and covers topics relevant to the entire clinical and basic science curriculum in a two year cycle.

Journal club is held monthly. Two articles are usually presented, one basic science article by a postdoctoral research Fellow or Rheumatology Fellow in the research part of their training, and one clinically-based article, which is presented by a Rheumatology Fellow. Each Fellow usually presents at two journal clubs per year.

A research conference is held monthly, with presentations by visiting speakers, invited faculty, and Fellows in their second year of training. Many of our faculty are members of the graduate program in Immunology and Fellows are encouraged to attend weekly Immunology seminars of interest.