Training Overview

The Rheumatology Fellowship training program is a 2-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited program. We accept two fellows per academic year, with the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Preventative Medicine Residency. Fellows spend time at both Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire, as well as the Veterans' Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in White River Junction, Vermont.

Fellows are granted academic titles at Geisel School of Medicine, which include the benefits, teaching activities, and resources available within Dartmouth College.

Watch this video to see what it's like to learn and work at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Overview of the 2-year rheumatology fellowship

Component First year Second year
Inpatient Consultation Service

Alternating months at DHMC and VAMC

While on the inpatient service, you may be called to consult on pediatric rheumatology cases seen under the supervision of a pediatric rheumatologist.

2-3 months of call at DHMC or VAMC
Outpatient Clinic Service Two (2) one half day required coninuity clinics per week (half day each at DHMC and VAMC), and Four days a week of clinic at the VAMC during VAMC service months.

Two full day continuity clinics per week (DHMC and VAMC) and one-half day of urgent care clinic

There are also opportunities to participate in scleroderma, pediatric and dermatology-rheumatology clinic.

Research Projects Identify research mentor and second year research project, optional participation in a research project with a division investigator Conduct approved original research project and publish or present findings
The Didactic Curriculum Actively participate in and present at core teaching rheumatology conferences, invited resident conferences, and supplemental conferences as appropriate. Each second year fellow will give an M&M at VAMC

Our goal is to ensure that upon graduating from our program, you are highly competent in all aspects of rheumatologic care and well prepared to practice independently in the practice environment of your choice.

VA Rheumatology Program