Interest in rheumatology continues to grow, with more than 240 new adult and pediatric fellows to begin their training in the coming academic year. Given the broad and diverse career opportunities, it is an ACR goal to help guide trainees in their career decisions and professional development.
Explore this issueMay 2017
Rheumatology fellowship often marks the transition from large residency programs to smaller, more intimate educational training experiences. The ACR aims to foster and strengthen the collegial network among trainees from different programs by granting scholarships to attend conferences, educational premeetings, and sponsoring networking events. Although critical, the benefits of these events may not reach all trainees equally due to different resources and time commitments. This may leave our home institutions as our primary source of information regarding fellowship-related issues.
The Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Subcommittee will now be contributing to the Fellows’ Forum column in The Rheumatologist to provide an alternative and diversified platform for fellows to share and receive information related to their education, career, research, work–life balance and advocacy. Because this is a column for fellows written by fellows, we highly encourage you to submit articles to highlight and discuss aspects of fellowship you would like to address nationally.