The Rheumatology Fellowship Program is a two year combined program between MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Either two or three fellowship positions are available on alternating years, for a total of five fellows.
The program has a strong history of training clinical rheumatologists, clinical educators and independent investigators for successful careers in both academia and private practice. Over the last 20 years, all of our fellows have passed boards on the first try, and about 50% of our fellows have chosen careers as clinical educators in academic settings. Some of our graduates have become division chairs, program directors, and chairs of ACR national committees across the country. We have received the American College of Rheumatology, Rheumatology Research Foundation’s Fellow Grant all but one year since its initiation in 2001.
Fellows work in a variety of clinical settings, both inpatient and outpatient, with robust exposure to different patient populations in D.C. As the major referral hospital for the MedStar system, Georgetown University Hospital’s inpatient rheumatology consult service and outpatient specialty clinics expose trainees to a wide range of disorders, including rare and complex cases. At the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, fellows work closely with their own panel of continuity patients, and serve as the primary consult team for both inpatient and outpatient joint procedures. Fellows also have dedicated time for research, and spend time at the outpatient clinic at Howard University Hospital.
All members of the Division have active research or educational interests at the clinical and/or translational level; fellows have the opportunity to participate in these efforts, and it is expected that all fellows will participate in some scholarly activity. Primary research interests include database studies and clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, pregnancy in autoimmune disease, gout, and database studies through the cooperative VA rheumatology database.
An increasingly important component of the fellowship curriculum is training in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Fellows receive weekly didactics and hands-on practice under the guidance of RhMSUS certified faculty.
To know more about the program, kindly visit their website at https://medicine.georgetown.edu/divisions/rheumatology/fellowship/rheumatology-fellowship-overview/
Training in Rheumatology is offered to physicians who complete an Internal Medicine Residency Program and are Board eligible in Internal Medicine.
You should apply for the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Hospital through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). ERAS is an internet-based applications process developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges to transmit fellowship applications, letters of recommendation, Program Director letters, medical transcripts and other supporting credentials from applicants, residency programs and medical schools to fellowship program directors using the Internet. For information about the process or to register for ERAS on the web, please go to www.aamc.org/eras.
Upon receiving the applications through ERAS, Georgetown will contact candidates about the possibility of an interview. Interviews will be scheduled in the late summer, and conducted throughout the fall.
Applications for the July 2021 cycle begins August, 2020 and continues through October 2020.
For additional information on our program and the application process, please send an inquiry to the Fellowship Coordinator.
Adrian Hameed, Fellowship Coordinator
Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Georgetown University Hospital
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2nd floor, Podium D
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Email: [email protected]