Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Position

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Position

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.

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. Fellows also work closely with residents and provide rheumatology education to future pediatricians and other specialists.

The fellows attend and participate in department specific multidisciplinary meetings, case conferences, radiology rounds, journal clubs, and combined adult and pediatric grand 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.

At the completion of the training, the 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
  • Demonstrate 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 to be presented at a scientific meeting and submitted to a peer reviewed journal for publication
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of federal, state, and local community resources available to support families and children with rheumatic diseases

More information about our program can be found here: https://pediatrics.uchicago.ed... be eligible for the Fellowship Program, the candidate must have an MD/DO degree and the qualifications to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Illinois. The candidate must be a Resident in Pediatrics at the PL-2 level or higher at an ACGME accredited program or have completed this training. Upon completion of a Pediatric Residency Program, the candidate must be eligible to take board examinations in Pediatrics offered by the American Board of Pediatrics. For candidates that lack these specific qualifications, such as those applying from outside of the United States, applications may be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis as of the program start date. If sponsorship is needed, J-1 visas are preferred.

How To Apply:

All applications must be submitted through ERAS. Please send an inquiry to the contact information below.

Contact Information:

Cuoghi Edens, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sections of Rheumatology and Pediatric Rheumatology
Program Director, Pediatric Rheumatology
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | Rm. C104-A, MC5044 | Chicago, IL 60637

[email protected]

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