Rheumatology encompasses the evaluation and treatment of a wide array of immune mediated system wide inflammatory diseases as well as the diagnosis and management of non-inflammatory degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
We wish to train fellows to be superb and compassionate practitioners and consultants for the entire spectrum of rheumatic diseases, from complex multisystem diseases to regional soft tissue disorders.
Our fellowship program likewise emphasizes a strong foundation in research and the critical appraisal of the literature. These skills are necessary to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of rheumatology and immunology and to contribute to future advancements of the field as well as to patient advocacy.
Overview and Highlights
The Rheumatology Fellowship at OHSU is a two-year program, and currently trains four fellows, 2 junior and 2 senior fellows. Fellows participate in a series of activities designed to foster core competencies necessary to become skillful rheumatologists. Fellows interested in pursuing an academic career may elect to remain for a third year with the mutual agreement of a faculty mentor and the division chief, contingent upon available funding.
Highlights of our program include a rigorous outpatient and inpatient clinical training through continuity and subspecialty clinics working with a diverse faculty group, graduated fellows’ autonomy with adequate supervision, a structured conference schedule, and emphasis on patient safety.
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland VA Medical Center
Legacy Emanuel Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic
Warm Springs Indian Health Services Clinic
Regional Rheumatology Clinic
Ultrasound-Guided Injection Clinic
Electives (ILD Clinic, Myositis Clinic)
Rheumatology Grand Rounds
Clinical Case Round Table
Musculoskeletal Radiology Conference
Immunology Summer Boot Camp
Thursday Ad Hoc Conference: Quality Improvement, Critical Appraisal of the Literature, Board Review
Friday Core Didactics