Medical residents and medical students (see medical student elective course catalog) can apply to take part in an elective, month-long rotation in rheumatology.
The purpose of this rotation is to gain basic understanding of rheumatologic diagnosis and treatment. The key components of the rotation include 1) one-on-one mentorship and shadowing of various attending physicians, 2) supervision by teaching attendings of outpatient and inpatient care of rheumatologic patients, and 3) care of patients on the rheumatology consultative service. Additionally there are ongoing didactic lectures meant to provide a basic understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatic disease.
Outpatient exposure is through three morning sessions per week in the 1) general arthritis, 2) inflammatory arthritis, and 3) lupus clinics. Visitors shadow the fellows during the initial evaluation of outpatients and follow-up care of established patients. Following each clinic there is a conference where patients are presented for discussion of appropriate medical management.
Didactic experiences include participation in various lectures and conferences:
Supervising physician: Jessica Berman, MD
Contact person: Maricel Galindez at 212.774.7501