About the Program

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to support the growth of our fellows so that they can be transformative agents of change who advance well-being and equity within their communities.

At all steps of their growth, we channel and reciprocate their motivation for clinical excellence, scholarly inquiry, and quality improvement.

This Mission Statement defines who we are, and its ethos instructs each and every initiative within our fellowship program. 

Fast Facts:

  • Our 24-month program provides extensive outpatient and inpatient clinical experiences in adult rheumatology.  We also offer a 36-month dual-certification pathway for qualified applicants interested in both Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology.
  • Clinical training takes place at University of Iowa Health Care (including the Stead Family Children’s Hospital) and the adjoining Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound is integrated into our core curriculum, with an innovative series of hands-on workshops and sessions.
  • We closely collaborate with our colleagues within and beyond the Division of Immunology to ensure that fellows have access to opportunities throughout the University of Iowa.  This includes:
  • We welcome two fellows each year into our program.