Rheumatology Fellowship Program
The primary mission of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin is to provide clinical and research training to fellows who wish to study in an interdisciplinary environment and desire to achieve intellectually stimulating careers as productive rheumatologists. The program, two years in length, provides an opportunity for in-depth study and research of rheumatic diseases. The experience will result in trained physicians who ultimately can be academic or private practice rheumatologists with knowledge to practice, teach, and perform research.
Reasons to live in Milwaukee
The Rheumatology Fellowship Program uses the ERAS System and will participate in the National Resident Matching Program for spots available in 2015.
Stipends, Benefits, Visa Requirements, and Housestaff Life
For more information regarding stipends, benefits, visa requirements, and housestaff life please see our Graduate Medical Education page.
Visa sponsorship that will be accepted:
- J-1 visa candidates (visa has to be sponsored by the ECFMG)
The patient population consists of 45% adults over 65 years of age and 55% 18-64 years of age. Patients are seen at two separate venues:
- Froedtert Hospital, a large academic medical center
- Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, an affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin
The fellows are exposed to inpatients and outpatients of diverse backgrounds and disease processes. Rheumatology fellows have weekly continuity clinics at both Froedtert Hospital and the VA Medical Center. They rotate on inpatient consultative service at both locations six months (three months at each site) in both years of their training. There is also a required rotation at the Children's Wisconsin where fellows work with prominent pediatric rheumatologists.
Chief, Will and Cava Ross Professor
Associate Chief of Staff/Research, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center; Associate Dean for Research/Medical College of Wisconsin
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
Fellowship Coordinator Information
Julie Alexander, Rheumatology Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Medicine – Educational Programs
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226