The Rheumatology Fellowship program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program. It gives fellows the valuable opportunity to care for a diverse population experiencing a variety of rheumatological and immunolgical-related illnesses. As one of the major medical centers in North Carolina, we see patients from all over the region.

Our specialized tracks allow fellows to pursue their unique goals, whether they seek a career in clinical or academic rheumatology.

The program accepts applicants who have completed, or are about to complete, internal medicine residency training, are eligible to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine certification exam and wish to receive further training in the subspecialty of rheumatology.

Program Goals

Both two- and three-year clinical and research positions are offered.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Train clinical rheumatologists in a setting that emphasizes teaching of musculoskeletal disorders, auto-immune disorders and practical skills, and offers specialized training in certain specialized invasive procedures if desired
  • Train academic rheumatologists with an emphasis on developing careers in clinical or laboratory research

Education Tracks

  • Two-year clinical track in rheumatology
  • Three-year (minimum) research track for fellows interested in careers in academic medicine

A clinical scientist academic track, during which fellows complete the requirements for a master's degree in clinical epidemiology and health services research through the Department of Public Health Sciences during their final two years, requires a separate application to the Department of Public Health Sciences and is dependent on section/departmental funding to cover the cost of tuition.

Why Choose Wake Forest for Fellowship?

Several current fellows describe what they love about being at Wake Forest and living in Winston-Salem.