Elective Rotations for Residents and Clinical Fellows: Rheumatology

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Elective Description

We welcome one resident at a time for a four-week clinical rotation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). The resident will join the consulting team and take part in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care of a wide spectrum of rheumatology problems occurring in patients participating in research protocols. These activities frequently require extensive interaction between a variety of specialists. An essential part of providing rheumatology consultation in the clinical environment requires use of the various diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available at the NIH Clinical Center, the 200-bed research hospital on the NIH campus, at which training is provided. In addition, a review of existing literature and learning about new clinical and/or research tools pertinent to the clinical problems are included in all evaluations. Residents can use the enormous resources of the NIH computer system and one of the finest medical libraries in the United States to search for information about the patients they are seeing. Weekly Rheumatology Rounds and journal club are held and the resident is expected to attend and present a case at the conclusion of the rotation. There is no required evening or weekend duty.

Elective Objectives

Expand the resident's knowledge and skills in the 6 ACGME competencies specific to Rheumatology. (Full objectives list provided separately).

Resident must present one of their patients at one of the weekly Rheumatology Grand Rounds.

Selection of Applicants

One resident will be selected to participate in this rotation each month, with preference given to those with a stated interest in academic medicine and a subspecialty interest in Rheumatology.

Selected residents are required to have malpractice/liability coverage provided by their training program or sponsoring institution for the duration of the elective period.

Clinical Faculty

  • James D. Katz, MD, Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship
  • Peter C. Grayson, MD, MSc, Acting Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program; Head, Vasculitis Translational Research Program
  • Daniel Kastner, MD, PhD, Chief, Genetics and Genomics Branch
  • Sarfaraz A. Hasni, MD, Director Lupus Clinical Research
  • Robert Colbert, MD, PhD, Chief, Pediatric Translational Research Branch

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This page last updated on 11/07/2022

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