Program Overview

The Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Duke University Medical Center combines rigorous clinical training with opportunities to pursue a program in clinical or basic research.

Our program offers sufficient flexibility to help fellows meet their individual career goals. We offer a two-year fellowship for candidates who wish primarily to become clinicians or clinician educators. This fellowship leads to eligibility for ABIM certification in rheumatology.


Fellows interested in becoming physician-researchers or academic clinician educators may pursue one or more years of additional research training beyond the two-year, ACGME-required training period. The adult and pediatric divisions of rheumatology share a NIAID-supported T32 training grant that funds fellows wishing to pursue additional years of training in research or pursuit of an advanced degree, such as a Master of Health Sciences to support a future research career.
Duke Rheumatology also offers a combined four-year program in adult and pediatric rheumatology that leads to board eligibility in both fields. This program is based in the Duke Division of Pediatric Rheumatology. An additional opportunity is to combine rheumatology training with the Duke Global Health Fellowship.

Learn more about our combined rheumatology fellows.
Previous fellows have also completed training in both Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to pursue certificate programs in one of four GME concentrations, including "Resident as Teacher," Patient Safety and Quality Improvement," "Law, Ethics, and Health Policy," and "Leaders in Medicine."