Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Rheumatology Fellowship Program
The Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin is a two year program that prepares fellows for careers in clinical or academic adult rheumatology.
Inpatient and outpatient rotations are based at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. An active consultation service provides fellows experience with a wide variety of rheumatologic disorders, including tertiary referral and pediatric cases. The rheumatology clinics provide the core learning experience for our fellows. They are modern facilities, well staffed and have fully computerized medical record, laboratory and radiology systems. The clinic patients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and provide fellows with an excellent mix of common and unusual rheumatic disorders.
The formal curriculum includes Clinical, Basic Science, CPC, Radiology/Rheumatology and Research conferences, Journal Club, and all-city Case conference and an Immunology Course. Clinical experiences are available in Immunology, Inflammatory Eye Disorders, Laboratory, Medicine, Metabolic Bone Disease, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pediatric Rheumatology, Spinal Disorders and Sports Medicine.
The formal curriculum gives all fellows a basic introduction to clinical research. Fellows interested in an investigative career can take advantage of UW's Clinical Investigator Preparatory Program, a didactic curriculum and support services created to develop investigators who will lead successful research programs.
Areas of Active Research
- Clinical studies of therapeutics for HIV disease
- Delivery of Care for Rheumatic Disorders
- Mast cells/basophils in allergic inflammation of the eye
- Pharmacy Outcomes
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic Sclerosis
Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Rheumatology Program which begins July 1, 2014. We will be taking applications for the 2014 selection process through the ERAS on-line application program only. Please refer to https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/ and the instructions for the application and timeline.
Completed applications are to be submitted through ERAS no later than October 15, 2013. In order to assure your application receives the attention it deserves, your materials need to be received in the ERAS on-line program no later than 4:00 pm Central Time on October 15, 2013.
We are a two year program, accepting applicants with current ECFMG certificates, US citizenship or US permanent residency (green card). Unfortunately we do not accept H1 visas. Candidates must be able to participate in the full two years.
Interviews for fellowship positions (one opening) will be scheduled August through October, 2013.
An application is considered complete when ERAS has received the following documents by 4:00 pm on October 15, 2013.
- ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)
- Personal Statement
- Three letters of Recommendation
- MSPE/Dean's letter
- USMLE Transcript
We look forward to receiving your application. Sincerely yours,
Kevin M. McKown, MD
Division of Rheumatology
MFCB 4th Floor
1685 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI, 53705-2281