The trainee has responsibility for consultative and teaching activities involving inpatients and outpatients at these facilities. In addition, trainees will gain experience in pediatric rheumatology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Finally, second year fellows have the opportunity to gain additional clinical experience, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, in a variety of electives in all of our clinical sites.
Throughout the year, trainees attend and are active participants in didactics and conferences.
The curriculum includes an orientation lecture series covering the essentials of rheumatology as well as additional lectures given by faculty throughout the year. In the weekly rheumatology case conference, trainees present clinical cases which are discussed by fellows and faculty in attendance.
Every month, fellows attend a radiology conference, specifically tailored to teach fellows the essentials of musculoskeletal radiology. Fellows and faculty also participate in a journal club, where current clinical, translational and basic research articles are discussed in depth.
Finally, fellows will attend and participate in regularly scheduled research and quality improvement conferences.
Research and Scholarly Projects
Research and scholarly projects are an integral part of our fellows’ well-rounded education. Projects are tailored to the specific skills and needs of the fellows. Fellows have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects focusing on clinical and health outcomes in rheumatic diseases or basic and translational projects in inflammation and autoimmunity. Fellows will also participate in quality improvement projects. All of these activities are supervised by our faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center.