UNC Rheumatology Fellowship Program

The mission of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology is to provide comprehensive clinical care to patients with the full spectrum of rheumatic and allergic diseases, to advance the science of rheumatology, allergy and immunology through basic and clinical research, and to provide training to medical students, residents, and sub-specialty fellows.

Fellows are trained in the skills necessary to become independent consultants and primary providers for patients with rheumatic diseases.  Fellows completing the program will be prepared for positions in either clinical care or academic medicine.  Advanced training is available for trainees interested in careers in clinical or basic research.  All fellows complete a rigorous program of clinical medicine that includes an outpatient continuity clinic, inpatient consultation service, and specialty rotations which are tailored to the interests of the trainee.

Our program offers two tracks for trainees interested in a career in rheumatology.

    • The clinical track is an ACGME accredited 2 year program. Fellows completing this training will be board eligible in rheumatology and be fully prepared to enter clinical practice.


    • In addition to the clinical training, fellows electing the research track will devote an additional year or more to complete a mentored research experience. Our goal is to prepare interested fellows to become independent academic physician-scientists.


  • Combined training in Rheumatology, and Allergy and Immunology is available to interested trainees who desire preparation for dual certification.



The UNC Rheumatology Program has a competency-based core curriculum which encompasses patient centered learning, didactic learning, and mentored research training.

It has been our experience that offering a flexible training program, and providing both clinical and research opportunities, is optimal for each trainee’s growth and development.