We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and intelligent candidates to join our Rheumatology training program. The goal of our fellowship program is to provide the fellows the optimal educational and clinical practice experience as well as research opportunities to produce knowledgeable and competent rheumatologists well-prepared to practice in a variety of settings, including academic or community practices, and possess habits of life-long learning to build upon their knowledge, skills and professionalism.
The rheumatology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center is an ACGME accredited two-year program. We currently offer two to three (in alternating years) competitive fellowship positions per year. The fellows benefit from expertise of exceptional board certified rheumatology faculty, while supported by outstanding administrative and clinical nursing staff.
The fellows take advantage of formal training in rheumatologic musculoskeletal ultrasound and arthrocentesis procedure techniques. The division has access to a centralized Infusion Therapy Unit. Our practice is supported by multiple outstanding specialties including but not limited to musculoskeletal radiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, laboratory and pathology, ILD and pulmonary hypertension clinics, nephrology, dermatology and neuromuscular neurology.
KU Medical Center has a longstanding reputation for compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment. Our faculty physicians constitute the staff of The University of Kansas Hospital and provide inpatient and ambulatory care through the University of Kansas physicians on our campus and across the Greater Kansas City, giving the trainees ample and diverse opportunities for clinical experience.
Our clinics are located onsite at The University of Kansas Hospital as well as offsite clinic adjacent to the infusion center.
The fellows also rotate at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, where they manage patients with complementary population demographics to further enhance their clinical exposure and experience.
The clinics are supported by superb nursing, clinical pharmacists, and ancillary staff to ensure the best in patient care and clinic efficiency. Inpatient hospital consults are also conducted onsite at the University of Kansas Hospital to assure a well-rounded experience in rheumatology.
Fellows have opportunities to participate in diverse clinical research opportunities including clinical trials.
The KU Medical Center features a robust electronic medical record system, O2, a product from Epic Systems Corporation.
Thank you for your interest in our program.
Mehrdad Maz, MD
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director