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Rheumatology Fellowship Clinical Sites

Roger Williams Medical Center

The outpatient experience is based primarily at University Medical Group which is the academic practice setting for faculty at Roger Williams Medical Center. A variety of patients are seen by the fellows and supervised by the three faculty members based at Roger Williams. Roger Williams Medical Center is a community teaching hospital located in one of Providence's oldest neighborhoods. Other Boston University residencies and fellowships at Roger Williams include internal medicine, podiatry, dermatology, pulmonary medicine, and hematology/oncology. The 220 license bed hospital includes an ICU, a step-down unit and a bone marrow transplant unit. Fellows see inpatient consults that range from acute gouty arthritis to systemic vasculitis and SLE. The core of the rotation is at the rheumatology outpatient practice on the campus of Roger Williams Medical Center, in which fellows see patients under the supervision of Drs. Gilek, Garneau and Vaidya. This experience provides a broad exposure to common and complex rheumatologic issues with patient continuity and extensive clinical teaching.

 

Providence VA Medical Center

The rotation at the Providence VA Medical Center offers access to a special population in which diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and reactive arthritis are prevalent. The Providence VA Medical Center is a 100 bed teaching hospital staffed by medical and surgical residents from Brown University affiliated hospitals. Fellows see patients weekly in their own continuity clinic. Easy access to PAC radiology imaging is available in our clinic area to enhance the learning of interpretation of bone and joint radiographs. Fellows will manage a broad range of rheumatologic conditions in this unique patient population. The computerized patient record system at the VA provides enhanced opportunities for data collection and research.

 

Rhode Island Hospital

Fellows see patients at Rhode Island Hospital in the academic practice and in rheumatology clinic. Rhode Island Hospital is a 719 bed tertiary care center in Providence and is a major teaching hospital for Brown Medical School. The inpatient consult service, supervised by Drs. Schwartz, Lally, Reginato, Dalal, and Cunha, provides extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex rheumatic disorders. This site offers specialized training in musculoskeletal ultrasound under the supervision of Anthony Reginato MD, PhD, who is nationally known for his work in the field. Outpatient sessions include weekly Rheumatology Continuity Clinic located in the Chapman Street Ambulatory Care Center under the supervision of Brown University Rheumatology faculty. Fellows may also do elective work in the pediatric rheumatology clinic affiliated with Hasbro Children's Hospital which is located on the Rhode Island Hospital Campus. Fellows also have an opportunity to rotate through the new Rhode Island Hospital site in East Providence.