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Curriculum

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (UFCOM-J) rheumatology fellowship is a two-year program encompassing both clinical and research experience and instruction. Fellows in year one spend eleven months on the consultation service and one month on research at UF Health Jacksonville. Rotations for year two include six one-month rotations on research, one month each in the specialties of orthopedics, physical and occupational therapy, radiology and two months of selectives at UF Health Jacksonville. Second-year fellows also have a one-month rotation in pediatrics at the UFCOM-J Pediatric Multispecialty Center. Fellows have ambulatory care experience including two half-day/week continuity clinics during both the first year and the second year. They participate in faculty clinics, and perform musculoskeletal ultrasound and joint injections. Fellows also have access to a state of the art polarizing microscope.

The fellowship utilizes the CANVAS Learning Management System to enhance and organize the curriculum.

Overall Program Goals

The goals of the UFCOM-J rheumatology program are to provide:

  • Comprehensive instruction and experience in clinical rheumatology, including evaluation and treatment of connective tissue diseases, inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis, degenerative arthritis, regional pain disorders, vasculitis and other multisystemic diseases sufficient for the fellow to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field.

  • An introduction to the principles of clinical and laboratory research, and experience in relevant rheumatologic investigations.

Competency-based Goals and Objectives

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