Training By Year

The First Year


Inpatient Consultation Service, 8 months of service, 10-12 weekends per year

Outpatient Clinical Experience, alternates between 4 and 5 half days of clinic per week

Procedure Teaching: Intra-articular Steroid Injections


Academic Half-Day Didactic Teaching: All years of fellowship

Board Review (Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology), Immunology Review and Guest Speakers

Topics include but are not limited to: Radiology, Allergy/Immunology, Immune Dysregulation, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmune Endocrine Disorders, Infectious Diseases in Rheumatology including Tic Born Disease, Reactive Arthritis, Health Services Research, Common Orthopedic Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biologics in IBD, Clinical Trials Research, Autoimmune Disorders and the Kidney, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rheumatologic Treatments


Special Lecture Topics include: Quality Improvement and specifically PR-COIN and Physician Well-Being

The Second Year


Research (fellow can choose from the following, not limited to one choice but fellows choosing basic science tract will commit 75% of time to their research)

Master’s in Clinical Research - MUSC College of Graduate Studies

Basic Science – fellows is to pick a mentor during their first year

Clinical Education ▪ Fellows Teaching Course: Offered through Graduate Medical Education for all Pediatric Fellows. Opportunity for certification as Clinician-Educator by completion of an educational research capstone project


Quality Improvement – fellows to pick a mentor during their first year. ▪ Involvement in PR-COIN is mandatory for these fellows


T32 training grant: The goal of this program is to prepare qualified predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees for careers that have significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. Spots on the T32 training grant are competitive and fellows who are interested are asked to present their research proposals to the T32 review committee. Selections will be made by this committee.


Teaching in College of Medicine: Fellows enjoy teaching Physical Diagnosis to medical students a few times each year which contributes to their CME funds to cover conferences or to cover cost of Master’s in Clinical Research if not on the T32 Training Grant. Other teaching opportunities in the COM include Ethics Classes. o

Continuity Clinic – two half day clinics per week

Inpatient Consultation Service - 2 month, Some Weekend Coverage


The Third Year

Complete Clinical or Basic Research Project

Complete Master’s Courses (if fellow decided to do this)

Complete Clinical Teaching Certificate (if fellow decided to do this)

Complete Quality Improvement Project (small QI project during fellowship is required)

*Consider applying for Grant Funding

Other educational conferences:


Pathology Conference: Combined conference with Adult Rheumatology. Review pathology with specialists in the Pathology Department of real patients.

Journal Club: An attending and fellow team pick articles that are associated with the “theme of the month”. These articles are presented by all the fellows to pediatric and adult rheumatology faculty. Discussions are typically provocative and lively and add much to the fellow learning experience.

Division Rounds: Combined conference with Adult Rheumatology on Friday mornings. Presentations cover an array of topics and fellows are responsible for presenting at two Division Rounds during their 3 years.

Fellows Common Curriculum Retreats: Bi-annual afternoon meeting for all Peds fellows on a variety of topics, including scholarly projects and publications, oral presentations, ethics, QI and teaching topics.

Pediatric Grand Rounds: weekly