University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

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. All applications must go thru the ERAS on-line application process. See "How to Apply" link.

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

  • Elucidating the role of sex hormones in the pathogeneis of Sjogren's syndrome
  • Improving cardiovascular health & reducing disparities for patients with rheumatic conditions
  • Identifying & addressing care gaps in specialty clinics for patints with lupus
  • Identifying novel immune processes and redefining autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Advancing understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of ostoporosis/metabolic bone disease