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Shirley HansonFellowship Coordinator
Phone: (303) 724-7605

Physical Location
Barbara Davis Center
1775 Aurora Court, 3rd floor

Mailing Address:
Division of Rheumatology
Mail Stop B-115
Aurora, CO 80045






The Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine offers a two-year clinical fellowship designed to prepare individuals for the practice of rheumatology. In addition, the Fellowship offers a three-year combined clinical and research fellowship in preparation for an academic career as either a basic or clinical investigator.

The fellowship training program is headed by Dr. West, who is also head of the Rheumatology Committee for the American Board of Internal Medicine and a recipient of the American College of Rheumatology's Clinician Educator Award. The Division continues to receive many applications for clinical and research training, the latter aided by a NIH Training Grant that we have held continuously since 1987, and which was recently renewed for another 5 years.

First Year Curriculum
Second and Third Year Curriculum

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.

Additional Information
Benefits and Stipends



Medical Students and Residents

Educational activities for medical students and residents are coordinated by Dr. Collier and Dr. Janson, and both individuals have received awards for their work. In addition, Dr. Boyle teaches communications skills to medical students as part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Foundations of Doctoring program.