About the Program

Our 24-month program provides extensive outpatient and inpatient clinical experiences in adult rheumatology, with added experience in the outpatient pediatric rheumatology clinic, musculoskeletal radiology, and other elective opportunities. Weekly educational conferences in the Division of Immunology are designed to provide a thorough grounding in immunology, regular review of current publications, and in-depth discussion of our most challenging cases. Each fellow is assigned a research mentor who oversees the development and completion of scholarly projects throughout the fellowship. 

Rheumatology Fellowship Program Highlights

  • In-depth patient care experiences in outpatient adult rheumatology clinics and inpatient consultation services at both the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and at the Veterans Administration Medical Center of Iowa City
  • Regular participation in the outpatient pediatric rheumatology clinic
  • Rotation in musculoskeletal radiology, as well as a monthly conference attended by rheumatology and skeletal radiology staff and trainees
  • Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) Program or the Masters in Medical Education Program, reserved for fellows interested in becoming clinical educators
  • Institutional Quality Improvement Curriculum 
  • Annual Fellow-In-Training examination to aid in preparation for the rheumatology certifying board examination