The Fellowship Program in Rheumatology is designed to ensure that physicians are clinically proficient in the field of rheumatology and are educated in the design and execution of clinical and/or basic research and have experience in conducting such research. While participants in our program will complete the required ACGME training for Rheumatology in two years, most candidates will stay on for a non-ACGME certified third year to develop the experience and skills necessary to pursue a successful academic career in Rheumatology. Our program focuses on the special needs of individuals interested in academic Rheumatology, whether in clinical, translational, or basic domains.