Curriculum: Year 2 (and 3)

Physician-Scientist Track

Outpatient clinic

1-2 half-days/week continuity clinic

General Medicine attending at VA - 4 weeks

Research (including courses: basic science, immunology, molecular biology, etc)

Patient-related research may involve MS in epidemiology and other courses; this is negotiable with the program director

Vacation - 3 weeks (15 working days)

Conferences

Case conference – weekly
Research conference/Journal Club/ Fellows conference – weekly
ACR conference (1 week in second year)
Rheumatology Symposium (1 day/year)
Rheumatology Textbook Chapter Review – monthly
Board Question Review – monthly

Evaluations semi-annually

Clinician-Educator Track (optional 3rd year - appointed as associate)

Outpatient Clinic

4 half-day/week clinic
Monday AM – Continuity clinic with Staff (to be arranged)
Thursday AM – VA clinic
Thursday PM – Continuity clinic with Staff (to be arranged)
Friday AM – VA Continuity clinic

Consults (inpatient and outpatient) – 4 weeks

General Medicine attending at the VA – 4 weeks

Teaching/Scholarly Activity

Develop Teaching portfolio
Teach 2 AM lectures/month
Teach 1 resident conference/year
Develop 1 (one-hour) lecture per year
Other rheumatology lectures as available
Attend 2 OCRME teaching-related conferences/ year
Participation in ongoing clinical or educational research or development of new teaching modalities

Conferences

Case conference – weekly
Research conference/Journal Club/ Fellows conference – weekly
ACR conference (1 week) – if research is presented
Rheumatology Symposium (1 day/year)
Rheumatology Textbook Chapter Review – monthly
Board Question Review – monthly

Evaluation semi-annually

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