The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., 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.
Our Fellowship Program
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.