Training for pediatric residents in rheumatology takes place in a single, integrated academic program at University of Colorado Hospital, The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, and Children's Hospital Colorado.
We have a strong commitment to educating all levels of trainees in pediatric rheumatology. Our faculty teach residents in our busy outpatient rheumatology clinic as part of the Dermatology/Rheumatology elective. We also provide informal teaching sessions on the wards and didactic lectures to the residents and students on common rheumatologic topics. We participate in the musculoskeletal block for the third-year medical students and the rheumatology pathophysiology course for the first-year students at the School of Medicine. We assist in the training of the adult rheumatology fellows from the University of Colorado to provide exposure to pediatrics.