Rheumatology Fellowship

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.

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.

Program Details

Our Fellowship Program

You’ll be guided by our faculty of physicians specializing in pediatric rheumatology, as well as our multidisciplinary clinical care team.

Clinical Experience

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.

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

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.

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About Our Hospital

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is like no other in the region — designed by families, for families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children 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:

  • free parking
  • park-like setting
  • gym/fitness center
  • on-site child care center for children of staff
  • massage therapy

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Contact Us

Fran Hackett, MHA

Fellowship Coordinator
(302) 298-7867

AnneMarie Brescia, MD

Program Director
(302) 651-5970

Apply for This Fellowship

Application Requirements
Deadline: September 1, 2019
Training Begins: July 1, 2020
  • Nemours fellowship application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • personal statement
  • medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores (all three levels)
  • three letters of recommendation

How to Apply