Immunology & Rheumatology In the Department of Medicine

Fellowships Overview

Fellows in Immunology/Rheumatology at Stanford have the opportunity to learn from a faculty that includes internationally-recognized experts in immunology, applied basic laboratory research, clinical rheumatology, and the epidemiology and outcomes of rheumatic diseases. The Division of Immunology and Rheumatology has excellent research and clinical facilities, an educational focus on the professional development of physician investigators who are also skilled clinical rheumatologists, and outstanding opportunities for intellectual growth. With 11 primary faculty members, over 20 affiliated faculty members, and three hospital sites, the division provides fellows extensive exposure to current theory and clinical practice.

The goals of the fellowship program are to provide physicians qualified in Internal Medicine with the training to become excellent clinical rheumatologists and to prepare them for investigative careers in immunology, clinical rheumatology, or clinical epidemiology related to rheumatic diseases. The fellowship program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). On successful completion of the program, graduates with prior certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine will be eligible for certification in the subspecialty of Rheumatology.

The fellowship program is 2 years in length. Additional years of research may be arranged under the supervision of a faculty mentor. All fellows complete a common clinical core experience in the first year. The second year includes both additional clinical experience and investigative work, with the mix determined by the interests of the fellow. Two fellowship positions are available each year.

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