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 nine faculty members, two fellows (a first year and a second year fellow) and a Physician Assistant. In addition to outpatient and inpatient clinical work, clinical rotations include pediatric rheumatology, metabolic bone disease, autoimmune dermatology and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

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.255215gme_contactus_button4.jpg 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 GE Lunar dual photon x-ray for analysis of bone density), an IV infusion center and a portable musculoskeletal ultrasound machine.

The Rheumatology outpatient service operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, averaging 50 patients per day and approximately 13,000 patient visits per year.

Satellite outpatient services are offered at:

  • Central Vermont Medical Center in Montpelier
  • Copley Hospital in Morrisville

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 is designed for fellows to follow their own patients with support from the attending. Most patients are seen by individual attendings as in a private practice.

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Bonita Libman, MD
Program Director