Curriculum: Year 1

Outpatient clinic (18 weeks)

6 half days/every other week
Monday PM – Continuity clinic
(Tuesday AM – Pediatrics)
Tuesday PM – Outpatient clinic
Thursday AM – General VA clinic
Thursday PM – Continuity clinicng
Friday AM – VA fellows continuity clinic

Consults (inpatient and outpatient)

First call - 10 weeks
Call with resident - 9 weeks
Fellows will still participate in VA fellow’s continuity clinic during the consult rotation
Fellows will still participate in the General VA clinic if there are < 5 other trainees

Basic immunology course – 9, 90 minute lectures given at the dental school

Radiology*^ – 4 weeks

Orthopedics/ PT/OT*^ – 4 weeks

* During these rotations, fellows will not participate in consults, general VA clinic or pediatrics clinic. Fellows will participate in VA Fellow’s continuity clinic.
^ During these rotations, fellows will attend all of the required conferences that do not interfere with the rotation. 

Possible General Medicine attending at VA ^ – 4 weeks

Vacation – 3 weeks (15 working days)

Personal or sick leave – 1 week (5 working days)


Case conference – weekly
Research conference/Journal Club/ Fellows conference – weekly
Rheumatology Symposium (1 day/year)
Rheumatology Textbook chapter review monthly
Board Question review monthly/ mentor meeting

Planning for second and third year

Evaluations Quarterly