Division of Rheumatology

Lectures and Conferences

While the diverse patient population and complex pathology are the true strengths of Einstein's Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, the faculty and fellows have also constructed a dynamic educational curriculum consisting of internal didactics and courses as well as external congresses and conferences within the fields of rheumatology, immunology and musculoskeletal health. 

Internal Didactics and Courses 

  • Physical Exam Basics – Given during orientation by senior faculty to review the musculoskeletal exam prior to starting fellowship
  • Introduction to Rheumatology – several weekly lectures during the month of July introducing basic concepts of Rheumatology
  • Pharmacology – several comprehensive lectures at the beginning of the year
  • Radiology – monthly one-hour sessions with an experienced musculoskeletal radiologist, Dr. Haramati
  • Rehab - with PM&R Attending, Dr. Saad (mini-course 6-7 sessions over the course of 1 year)
  • Fellow Journal Club - every Wednesday except for when we have Rehab sessions or Immunodiagnostic lectures
  • Fellow Case Conference – once a month a fellow presents a case conference and relevant literature review (fellows rotate)
  • Immunology Club - every 4-6 weeks with the program director, Dr. Schwartzman
  • Immunodiagnostics lecture - 3 lectures by Dr. Barland
  • Immunodiagnostics Lab - 2 weeks, all second year fellows to attend this in June 2010
  • Fundamentals in Clinical Research for second year fellows - all passed exam and received certificates
  • Epidemiology with 2 MSCRs (Dr. Broder and Dr. Blanco), 6 sessions total
  • Meet-the-professor series: Virginia Steen 12/09 – Scleroderma Expert from Georgetown; Carol Langford 3/10 – Vasculitis Expert from Cleveland Clinic
  • Board Review- run by second year fellows
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound course: in the spring, all fellows
  • Twice a month Lupus Session prior to SLE clinic with Dr. Wallis
  • Back to the Anatomy Lab – every other year, lectures given by anatomy professors from Einstein discussing form, function and review of basic anatomy.  Rheumatology faculty also lectures on clinical applications and physical exam findings.  Hands-on workshop afterwards in the anatomy lab injecting bursa and joints.

Conferences and Congresses  

  • Arthritis Foundation First Year Fellow Rheumatology Conference, Philadelphia
    • Attended by all first year fellows (second years cover consults, clinics cancelled)
    • 3 full days of lectures and workshops giving broad overview of rheumatology
  • ACR National Meeting - 2nd year fellows, one first year fellow,2009 Emerging Treatments for Psoriasis: An Interactive Panel Discussion - all 2nd year fellows
  • New York Rheumatism Association Rheumatology Board Review Course - all 2nd year fellows
  • 2010 SMA Osteoporosis Conference and DXA Certification Course - all 2nd year fellows
  • 2011 ISCD Osteoporosis Academy – all second year fellows
  • NYU Seminars in Advanced Rheumatology - all 2nd year fellows, First years attended part of this
  • NYU Pediatric Rheumatology Conference – ALL fellows -1st and 2nd Year'
  • ACR State of the Art Conference (SOTA), – 1st Year Fellow 
  • 2010 Mentoring in Rheumatology – Advancing the Care and Treatment of Rheumatologic Disease, Palm Springs, California – 1st Year Fellows
  • 2010 Scleroderma Congress, Florence, Italy – 2nd Year Fellows
  • 2011 Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium – 2nd year Fellows
  • 2010 Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) Annual Meeting – 2nd year fellows
  • 2011 Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations Fellows Conference – 1st year fellows

Grand Rounds


2009-2015 Grand Rounds 

Contact Info

Division of Rheumatology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Bldg., Rm 701N
Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-2078
Fax: (718) 430-8789


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