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There is an extensive series of conferences offered to our Fellows:

Quarterly Multidisciplinary Conferences

  • Rheumatology/Nephrology Clinic Pathologic Conference
  • Coding and Documentation Conference


  • Research/QI/Safety Conference
  • Cellular Immunology Research Conference
  • Fellowship Conference
  • City Wide (twice per year)
  • Rheumatology Tele-Echo
  • Department of Radiology Musculoskeletal Conference
  • Department of Rheumatology Radiology Conference


  • Journal Club
  • Case Conference
  • Clinical and Basic Science Didactics
  • Weekly Board Review
  • HSS Biostatistics Online Modules

Attendance is mandatory at all conferences.

The Fellows are evaluated regularly in multiple ways in order to ensure that they achieve competency in each of the six core competency categories. In addition, there is monthly evaluation of the attending staff by the Fellows as well as quarterly evaluation of the Rheumatology Program, again, all in the context of achieving the six core competencies. Other evaluation techniques include mini-CEX, Evaluation by Lay Staff, Patient Satisfaction Surveys as well as competency cards. The evaluation forms are in large measure available online in the New Innovations Residency System.

The Fellows are also required to demonstrate competency in joint aspiration injection and examination under polarized light. They are instructed on the use of the capillary microscope, the use of the screening heel ultrasound device for osteoporosis, and also the essentials of DEXA interpretation and evaluation.