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 regular outpatient clinical responsibilities 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 June 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 June 2010 for fellowship starting July 2011).
Application deadline: We begin accepting applications for Fellowship through the ERAS system during the Fall for a Fellowship start-date the following academic year. For example, we accept applications in Fall 2009 for Fellowship start-date July 2011.The final deadline for application submission is typically in April of the year prior to the Fellowship start-date - for example April 2010 would be deadline for Fellowship start-date July 2010. However, for optimal interview planning, most applicants submit their applications by December of the academic year preceding the Fellowship start-date.
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 Denver School of Medicine.
There are currently eleven 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 two regular conference every week: Rheumatology/Immunology Grand Rounds and a combined Journal Club/Self Assessment Quiz. A Research Conference and a Radiology Conference are each held once a month and an Immunology/Pathophysiology Conference is held three times a month. Please review the other documents summarizing the specifics of the fellowship on this website.
If you have any questions, please contact Sterline 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.