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About the Program

Our 24-month program provides extensive outpatient and inpatient clinical experiences in adult rheumatology, with added experiences in outpatient pediatric rheumatology and musculoskeletal radiology. Weekly educational conferences hosted by the Division of Immunology are designed to provide a thorough grounding in immunology, to review the state-of-the-art in rheumatology, and to foster engaging discussions of our most challenging cases.

Rheumatology Fellowship Program Highlights

  • In-depth patient care experiences in outpatient adult rheumatology clinics and inpatient consultation services at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and at the adjacent Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Regular participation in the outpatient pediatric rheumatology clinic
  • Rotation in musculoskeletal radiology, as well as a monthly conference attended by rheumatology and musculoskeletal radiology staff and trainees
  • Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) Program for fellows interested in becoming clinical educators
  • Institutional Quality Improvement Curriculum, leading to certification by the Institution for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Fellowship Advancement Curriculum to foster practical skills like leadership development, billing and coding, documentation, and self-care
  • Dedicated Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum with hands-on sessions every six months
  • Annual Fellow-In-Training examination to aid in assessing progress in preparation for the rheumatology board certification examination
  • Extensive cooperation and collaboration with Allergy/Immunology who are colleagues within the division
  • A three-year dual-certification pathway for those interested in board certification in both Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology