Conferences and Teaching Overview
Fellows conference takes place each Wednesday at 1:15-2:30 PM. Depending on the week this conference consists of talks from clinician educators about the management of disease or from basic scientists about underlying pathophysiology. The last Wednesday of each month is our Fellows Journal Club with Dr. Michael Stein. Basics of musculoskeletal ultrasound and board review are incorporated into this conference.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
We join the Department of Medicine each Thursday from 8:00-9:00 AM to attend Grand Rounds covering a large variety of general medicine topics. A few of these talks per year are invited rheumatology speakers and include national leaders who also interact with trainees.
Patient Care Conference
This is a two-part conference taking place from 9:15-10:30 AM following Medicine Grand Rounds on Thursday mornings. The first half of the conference is spent reviewing plain films and other imaging modalities with our colleagues in bone and joint radiology. The second half of the conference is dedicated to discussing recent inpatient consults or interesting outpatient encounters. This conference leads to robust discussion and allows many faculty and trainee opinions to be voiced.
Rheumatology Division Grand Rounds
This conference takes place from 11:30-12:30 PM on Thursday mornings. This conference includes internal and external visiting speakers, MMI multi-disciplinary conferences, journal club presentations by faculty and fellows’ presentations. Recent topics have included The Role of MSK Ultrasound, Macrophage Activation Syndrome, Hydroxychloroquine Cardiomyopathy, Reproductive Health in Rheumatology Patients, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Recent Clinical Trials in Vasculitis, and Uveitis. Each fellow gives two talks in this setting per year.
Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA)
The CELA experience is a great opportunity for the fellow to hone teaching skills under the supervision of an experienced faculty member. About once monthly, each second year fellow works with a rheumatology attending and medical intern in this unique experience. The intern is observed performing a rheumatologic history and physical, with the rheumatology fellow having the opportunity to give feedback and teach history, exam, and arthrocentesis procedural skills.