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Our goal is to introduce you to the field of rheumatology in a way that’s exciting and educational. We believe you’ll complete this rotation with an excellent understanding of what a rheumatologist is, how our field fits within internal medicine and how we interact with orthopaedics and rehabilitation medicine.

Goals and objectives

  • You’ll attend clinical conferences held before clinic with the fellows, residents and staff physicians. 
  • You’ll attend monthly rheumatology journal clubs.
  • Our staff is full-time based. You will shadow residents rotating in rheumatology, fellows and staff members daily. You’ll observe the clinical approach to rheumatology, including history-taking, musculoskeletal exam, joint and tendon sheath injections and review of serologies, as well as radiologic review on all our patients. 
  • You’ll have opportunities to participate with staff and fellows who focus on musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation and injections.  
  • You’ll also see inpatient rheumatology consultations with our staff and rheumatology fellows.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain exposure to osteoporosis by working with advanced practitioners and rheumatology staff in the HiROC or high-risk osteoporosis clinic.

Apply now

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Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®).

Contact us

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Stacey Fenstermacher 
Clinical Campus Coordinator 
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