The Rheumatology Fellowship Program is shared by the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at Georgetown University and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The program maintains active interactions with clinical rheumatologists throughout the community who hold faculty positions at the University.
All members of the Division have active research interests at the clinical and/or basic level; fellows have the opportunity to participate in these efforts, and it is anticipated that these will result in publications, abstracts and invited presentations.
There is a strong didactic program which begins with a summer DC rheumatology lecture series including faculty from Georgetown, NIH, Washington Hospital Center and George Washington Rheumatology programs. Throughout the year there are clinical, radiology, immunology, statistics, research and combine pulmonary, dermatology and pathology conferences with at least 3 hours weekly of dedicated educational experiences.
Additional educational rotations for the fellows include opportunities in the myositis and autoinflammatory clinics at the Arthritis and Rheumatism Branch at the National Institutes of Health and the Lupus clinic at Washington Hospital Center. This with the internationally known Scleroderma program and Vasculitis experience at Georgetown gives the fellows the unique opportunity to participate in the care of patients enrolled in special programs and to interact with recognized authorities in Rheumatology.
There are a number of educational opportunities in the metropolitan area. The Rheumatism Society of D.C. holds a monthly dinner meeting featuring a nationally known guest speakers and yearly there is a Fellows Forum where all DC rheumatology fellows present their research and share their clinical experience.
The members of the Division are committed to the continued growth of our training program, and we firmly believe that we can provide a complete and well-rounded program for training fellows in rheumatologic and immunologically-mediated diseases.