Fellowship Program Overview: Division of Rheumatology
The Rheumatology Fellowship Program is a combined program between MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There are two fellowship positions per year, and it is a two-year fellowship program. A third year of fellowship is available on an individual basis for fellows interested in research.
The program has a strong history of training clinical rheumatologists, clinical educators and independent investigators for leadership positions in academia. Over the last 20 years, all of our fellows have passed boards on the first try, about 50% of our fellows have chosen careers as clinical educators in academic settings. Some of our graduates have become division chairs, program directors, chairs of ACR national committees. We have received the American College of Rheumatology, Rheumatology Research Foundation’s Fellow Grant all but one year since its initiation in 2001.
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 systemic scleroderma, vasculitis, and database studies through the cooperative VA rheumatology database.