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Outline of Curricular Topics - Rheumatology Fellowship Program

  1. Basic Science
    1. Immunology
    2. Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    3. Pathology of Connective Tissue
    4. Molecular Genetics
    5. Purine Metabolism
       
  2. Clinical Sciences
    1. Diffuse Connective Tissue Diseases
    2. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    3. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    4. Scleroderma
    5. Polymyositis
    6. Spondyloarthropathies
    7. Vasculitis
    8. Crystal-Induced Synovitis
    9. Osteoarthritis
    10. Nonarticular Rheumatic Disease – Inducing Fibromyalgia
    11. Sports Medicine
    12. Systemic Disease with Rheumatic Manifestations
    13. Metabolic Disease of Bone and Osteoporosis
    14. Septic Joints
    15. Joint Surgery
    16. Rheumatic Problems Requiring Rehabilitation Therapy
    17. Pediatric Rheumatology
       
  3. Procedures
    1. Use of the polarizing and light microscope to analyze synovial fluid
    2. Diagnostic aspiration of diarthrodial joints, bursae, and tenosynovial
      structures
    3. Therapeutic injection of diarthrodial joints, bursae, tenosynovial structures and entheses
       
  4. Professional Skills
    1. Teaching skills
      1. Formal presentation critique
      2. Use of graphics software for slide presentation
    2. Writing Skills
      1. Manuscript or abstract presentation
      2. Research protocol preparation