Didactic Curriculum

Our robust curriculum includes education in the following 4 main areas:

  • Clinical
  • Education
  • Research
  • Administrative

There are:

  • 4 hours of didactic teaching that occur weekly
  • 18 Core Pediatric Rheumatology topics that are presented by the faculty to the fellows in July and August

The division conferences begin in September, including but not limited to:

  • Journal Club
  • Combined Conference
  • Research in Progress
  • Cassidy Book Club
  • Quarterly MRI and Pathology conference and division QI meetings.

Procedural Skills

Procedural requirements for the fellows are primarily:

  • Arthrocentesis and or intra-articular steroid injection – with and without ultrasound guidance
  • Tendon sheath injections – majority with ultrasound guidance
  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Fellows perform:
    • ~ 115 arthrocentesis with or without intra-articular corticosteroid injection per year
    • ~1/8th are performed with ultrasound guidance
    • ~10 Tendon sheath injections of glucocorticoids with ultrasound guidance per year

Our program combines a one year clinical experience followed by at least two years of advanced research training.