Fellows rotate through the five teaching hospitals performing inpatient consultations to the various hospital services.
Outpatient clinical responsibilities are interspersed through the standard monthly rotations. Fellows have their own panel of patients that they follow longitudinally during their half-day continuity clinics at the Chapman Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital (Mondays) and the Providence VA Medical Center (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Fellows also see patients in specific multidisciplinary outpatient clinics at the Center for Skin and Musculoskeletal (SAM) Clinic (Wednesdays), SCIP Clinic (second Friday of each month), and Fellows also assist on Wednesday RWMC longitudinal clinic. Information on each can be found in the Curriculum section.
Fellows who are not on an inpatient consult service rotation have the opportunity for research or elective rotation.
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Musculoskeletal Radiographic Imaging
- Pediatric Rheumatology
- Neurology – EMG Interpretations
- Endocrine – DEXA Interpretation
- Physical Therapy
- Private Rheumatology Practices
The Brown Rheumatology fellowship is associated with five major teaching hospitals.
Rhode Island Hospital is a 719-bed tertiary care center in Providence and is the principle teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. It is also affiliated with Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island’s only hospital dedicated to pediatric care.
The inpatient consult service provides extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex rheumatic disorders. Fellows have the opportunity to experience diverse rheumatologic presentations, from the medical wards to the ICU setting. Fellows can also gain experience with musculoskeletal ultrasound at this site.
Fellows have one of their outpatient rheumatology continuity clinics located here. The fellows are supervised by the Rhode Island Hospital rheumatology attendings.
The Providence VA Medical Center (PVAMC) is a 100-bed teaching hospital affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
The inpatient consult service provides care to a special population and fellows gain much experience with diagnostic arthrocentesis and joint injections as well as seeing a variety of rheumatologic disorders. Fellows also develop their musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning and procedural skills, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Fellows have their second outpatient continuity clinic located here and are supervised the Providence VA rheumatology attendings. Monthly combined Dermatology/Rheumatology clinics are scheduled to give the fellows an opportunity to experience multidisciplinary patient care and clinical teaching.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital is Rhode Island’s only hospital dedicated to pediatric care. It is the pediatric teaching facility of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Fellows have an opportunity to rotate with the pediatric rheumatologist in the outpatient clinic as well as on an inpatient basis during their elective time. Fellows gain experience diagnosing and managing pediatric rheumatologic conditions.
Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC) is a 220-bed community teaching hospital affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and is located in one of Providence’s oldest neighborhoods.
Inpatient consults at RWMC give the fellows an opportunity to see a wide range of rheumatologic diseases that range from acute gouty arthritis to systemic vasculitis and lupus.
The core of this rotation is at the rheumatology outpatient practice at University Medical Group (UMG) on the campus of RWMC. The fellows see patients under the supervision of the RWMC attendings. This rotation provides fellows with a broad exposure to common and complex rheumatologic issues with patient continuity and extensive clinical teaching.
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is a Care New England hospital affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. It is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals dedicated to the care for women and newborns.
Women and Infants Hospital Specialty Care in Pregnancy program (SCIP) takes place here. It is a monthly multidisciplinary conference and outpatient clinic between the Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine at Women and Infants Hospital and our Rheumatology department. Additional information can be found in the Curriculum section.