The program is structured to help the fellow develop the necessary skills to become a Rheumatologist through graded acquisition of rheumatology knowledge. Anatomy and immunology are emphasized throughout the clinical curriculum as fellows learn about common rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases as well as the rare and complicated autoimmune conditions that are managed by this specialty. Dedicated didactic time is scheduled each week and well-attended by all of the faculty.
- To provide a comprehensive two-year curriculum with the goal of producing accomplished clinical Rheumatologists capable of providing evidence-based, safe and compassionate care for patients with the wide array of disorders that encompass the specialty of rheumatology
- To successfully prepare fellows for the future practice environment of their choice – academic medicine, community practice, public health
- To develop scholarly attitudes needed to maintain an understanding of the rapid advances that occur in Rheumatology
- To foster professional attitudes needed to lead and work in inter-professional teams
- To promote self-reflection about performance and practice habits in order to engage in continuous practice improvement
DHMC is comprised of the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, both located in Lebanon, NH and the Veterans Administration Medical Center located nearby in White River Junction, VT. The Rheumatology Fellowship at DHMC is a two-year program, accredited by the ACGME. We accept two fellows per year.