Program Overview

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

Penn State Hershey Pediatric Rheumatology at Penn State College of Medicine offers an ACGME accredited three year fellowship in the principles and practice of Pediatric Rheumatology. We are dedicated to the training of future pediatricians and pediatric rheumatologists in recognizing and treating childhood rheumatologic disorders. The training program is designed to prepare specialists to be clinically competent in the diagnosis and care of children with pediatric rheumatic diseases as well as to encourage the pursuit of careers in academic pediatric rheumatology. Our division consists of five pediatric rheumatologists. Divisional members are all actively involved in research and education relating to pediatric rheumatologic diseases. 

Applicants to our Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship are required to complete a three year residency in general pediatrics. This is a three year fellowship program, as outlined in the requirement for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics. The focus of the first year is clinical, with fellows seeing patients, under supervision, in the outpatient clinic, emergency room, and inpatient and intensive care units. The second and third years are research oriented, with 80% protected research time and 20% clinical time consisting of the fellow continuity clinic.