Both the clinical and research fellowship are the same with clinical rotations at the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital (pediatric rheumatology), and National Jewish Center. Individuals in the clinical fellowship will have similar rotations in the second year with some time available in both years to devote to clinical research projects.
Individuals in the research fellowship will continue one outpatient continuity clinic weekly but will spend 80% of their time involved in either laboratory research training or in clinical research training. Each research trainee will arrange to work with one of the faculty members by discussion and mutual agreement on a specific project. In addition, each research fellow may take additional course instruction in statistics, epidemiology, grant writing and other subjects designed for fellows interested in a career in research and academic medicine.These courses can be applied to a certificate program, masters, or PhD and are offered through the Clinical Science Program. For additional information regarding this Program, follow this link: CLINICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM.
We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please visit the ERAS website for information on applying through ERAS. NOTE: All fellows will participate in some scholastic/research activities, as required by the ACGME. However, when selecting our program within the ERAS application, PLEASE SELECT THE RESEARCH TRACK AS YOUR TRAINING TRACK ONLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE ACADEMIC 3 YEAR FELLOWSHIP, RATHER THAN THE 2 YEAR POSITION.
We also participate in the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) subsection for internal medicine subspecialties called the Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP). The match is conducted in December of the year preceding the fellowship start-date, and the fellowship applicants will be notified of acceptance then (for example, applicants will be notified in December 2014 for fellowship starting July 2015).
Application deadline: We begin accepting applications for Fellowship through the ERAS system from July to October for a Fellowship start-date the following academic year. For example, we accept applications from July to October 2014 for Fellowship start-date July 2015.
Please check the ERAS system for specific details regarding application deadlines.
Fellows in our program must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow Fellow to legally train at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
There are currently fourteen full-time faculty members in the Division of Rheumatology. The clinical training program is enhanced by the participation of 30 practicing rheumatologists who are members of the clinical faculty.
There are conferences every week through the academic year. These include Rheumatology/Immunology Grand Rounds, Journal Club, and Problem Case Conferences. In addition, a Research Conference, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training Conference and a Radiology Conference are each held once a month, and an Immunology/Pathophysiology Conference is held three times a month. There are also specialty conferences in Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Clinical Trial Design, Statistical Analyses held every other month. Please review the other documents summarizing the specifics of the fellowship on this website.
If you have any questions, please contact Sterling West at phone (303)724-7610 or by email at Sterling.West@UCDenver.edu.
For further information regarding benefits and stipends, refer to the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education (GME) website, or call GME benefits at 303-724-6024.