Research and Scholarly Projects

PGY5 conduct a mentored research project with one of our faculty members.  The PGY5 fellows receive hands-on mentoring in the data collection and analysis, as well as preparation of abstracts and manuscripts.   This mentored research is typically focused on a clinical, quality improvement, or translational project.  Fellows are also encouraged to take courses in the NIH-supported Clinical Research Curriculum or Master’s Program in Clinical Research offered in our medical school.

For fellows who are planning to pursue a research career in rheumatology, we also offer a three-year fellowship program.  This program includes a formal training in Master’s Program in Clinical Research (clinical or translational track) and hands-on training in a more in-depth research project.  PGY6 fellows will submit a competitive proposal for a career development award at the end of their fellowship.