The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) strives to mentor individuals wishing to pursue careers in academic medicine in Rheumatology.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rheumatology fellows acquire clinical competence and selective expertise in the field of Rheumatology, promoting and providing state of the art patient care, advances in the science of medicine. They perform ethically responsible cutting-edge research and promote the highest standards of practice and clinical research.
The rheumatology fellowship training program at NIAMS is uniquely focused on research. Our program is comprised of tracks emphasizing either clinical or basic science research. Our integrated emphasis on discovery, spanning from the bench to bedside, exposes trainees to a true translational experience. While the program fulfills ACGME requirements for adult rheumatology in its first two years, fellows accepted into the program are fully funded for three years and are expected to commit to at least a three year duration of training along either the Physician Scientist or Clinical Investigator pathways.