Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
University of Vermont Rheumatology Fellowship
We accept applications for our fellowship position through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), a web-based system, utilizing the services of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
The two-year Rheumatology training program is designed to train physicians for careers in academic or clinical rheumatology. The Rheumatology training program has seven faculty members and two fellows, a first year and a second year fellow. In addition to outpatient and inpatient clinical work, clinical rotations include pediatric rheumatology, metabolic bone disease, and autoimmune dermatology.
The Medical Center Campus is the main teaching hospital of Fletcher Allen. It is a tertiary and primary care facility with 420 beds and over 20,000 admissions per year.The Medicine Health Care Service consists of 160 beds divided among general medical, subspecialty services and intensive care units. The Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology outpatient service is located in the Gartman Medicine Specialty Center in the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at Fletcher Allen. It consists of 10 exam rooms, 2 consult rooms, a nurses' station, the Osteoporosis Center, which is equipped with Lunar dual photon x-ray for analysis of bone density, and an IV infusion center. In addition, we recently acquired a musculoskeletal ultrasound machine that we will use to diagnose and treat patients in the ambulatory clinic.
The Rheumatology outpatient service operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with between 25-50 patients seen daily and approximately 8,000 patient visits per year.
Satellite outpatient services are offered at:
- Central Vermont Medical Center in Montpelier
- Copley Hospital in Morrisville
- Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans
The patient mix is excellent, and includes rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, systemic lupus erythematosus, other connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, regional musculoskeletal problems and fibromyalgia. The clinical service operates like a private group practice, so that the trainee's experience is similar to what one would experience in a private rheumatology office.
Bonita Libman, MD