The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), trains residents in all aspects of diagnosing and treating children with JIA, SLE and other rheumatic conditions.
Our 3-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), includes robust research-related and clinical experiences and is available to physicians who have completed a 3-year pediatric residency.
You’ll be guided by our faculty of physicians specializing in pediatric rheumatology, as well as our multidisciplinary clinical care team.
Your 1st year focuses on clinical training, with a series of didactic lectures and numerous opportunities to see patients, under supervision, in our outpatient clinic, emergency department, and inpatient and intensive care units. You’ll have exposure to pediatric patients with a wide range of rheumatic conditions, including JIA, SLE, Lyme disease, and many others.
There are three active attending physicians, one professor emeritus, one clinical nurse and two administrative assistants. With mentoring assistance from our professor emeritus, you'll work primarily with our pediatric rheumatologists and other members of our multidisciplinary team — including specialists in infectious diseases, orthopedics, nephrology, hematology/oncology, and other fields. You'll also receive a thorough grounding in research processes, which you'll apply in years 2 and 3.
Your 2nd and 3rd years will be primarily research-oriented, with 80% protected research time and 20% clinical time (consisting of care for new patients, as well as those you saw during your first year). Using knowledge you gained during your first year, you’ll have encouragement and support to develop your own studies in basic science or clinical research, along with the use of our on-site laboratories, equipment and resources.
We also have agreements with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and our affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University, to provide research opportunities to our trainees for the second and third years. Several members of our division have active NIH and privately funded research programs, including studies in Blau Syndrome and Biomakers in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.
Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:
Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.
If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours Children's offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research.
Deadline: September 1, 2021
Training Begins: July 1, 2022
1. Submit application electronically using ERAS and follow all instructions on the Association of American Medical Colleges website
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Personal statement
4. Medical school transcript
5. USMLE scores (all three levels)
6. Three letters of recommendation
AnneMarie Brescia, MD
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