Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Program Director's Message

Thank you for investigating the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at The Feinberg School of Medicine.  The focus of our program is the development of academic rheumatologists and scientists competent in the treatment and investigation of rheumatic diseases. The fellowship consists of a first year of comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory clinical rheumatology training, followed by a one to two year mentored investigator phase with concurrent ambulatory clinical experience.

We also offer the Northwestern University Physician Scientist training program to individuals who are entering their graduate medical training with either a combined MD/PhD degree or an MD degree with a record of significant research accomplishment.  The intent of this program is to provide an opportunity for interaction across clinical and research disciplines, facilitating the transition from training to productive careers in biomedical research.  Acceptance into the PSTP may include acceptance into both the general residency and the rheumatology fellowship training program.

The Rheumatology Division has over 15,000 patient visits per year.  In addition to the program at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, fellows participate in clinical activities at the Jessie Brown V.A. Hospital Arthritis Clinic, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Regular conferences are an important component of the training program. These seminars include Rheumatology Grand Rounds, Clinical Vignettes, Core Didactic Lectures, Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Conferences, Radiology Rounds, Journal Club, and the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Conference.

Please explore the exceptional training opportunities we offer, as we pursue our mission to prevent, cure, and relieve suffering from arthritis and rheumatic diseases.

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Calvin R. Brown, Jr., MD
Program Director