Our fellowship in rheumatology prepares individuals for careers in academic clinical or clinical rheumatology. 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 are pleased to announce that after a routinely scheduled site visit by the internal medicine RRC (ACGME) in August of 2010, the Rheumatology fellowship program at Northwestern received a full five year accreditation cycle – the longest that ACGME awards. This is the second time in a row that Northwestern has scored a clean sweep, in which all 12 of the accredited programs it offers were given maximum accreditation status – a rare honor.
Calvin R. Brown, Jr., MD