Education

Fellowship Endowment Fund We have 2 clinical training programs, one in Rheumatology and one in Allergy and Immunology, each with 4 fellows annually.  As part of their education, we support our fellows in pursuit of innovative research projects, leadership opportunities, and invitations to present their work at scientific conferences.  As a result, our fellows are superbly equipped to pursue academic or community-practice careers.  Each year, we have 200 applications from the best and the brightest around the country for 4 fellowship slots.  Currently, the state of North Carolina provides only 5% of our clinical training budget and, without private philanthropic support, we cannot continue to meet our educational objectives. 

 

Distinguished Professorship A Professorship is the single most powerful tool available to academic medical institutions to support a faculty member over time.  Such a Professorship provides permanent and renewable funding to allow the development of that faculty member’s clinical care or educational objectives and programs.

 

Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Gifts support the educational development of our Allergy and Immunology fellows.  Our 2-year accredited program typically educates 4 such fellows annually, 2 in their first year of training and 2 in their second year.  Upon completion of our program, these fellows become board-certified in adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology.  Gifts can also provide the opportunity for our Allergy and Immunology Fellows to attend 2 annual meetings of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

 

Rheumatology Fellowship Gifts support the educational development of our Rheumatology fellows.  Our 2-year accredited program typically educates 4 Rheumatology fellows annually, 2 in their first year of training and 2 in their second year.  Gifts can also provide the opportunity for our Rheumatology Fellows to attend 2 annual educational seminars of the Carolinas Fellows Collaborative which is a collaboration between UNC, Duke, Wake Forest and MUSC.


Student Educational Support Improving our teaching initiatives in the clinics by providing the most current training materials, including textbooks specific to Rheumatology or Allergy and Immunology for medical students and residents who study with us in our clinics greatly enhances the likelihood that these learners will choose a career in Rheumatology or Allergy and Immunology.

 

Nurse Educational Support Continuing education ensures a more effective and efficient experience for our patients.  Educational opportunities provide improvements in patient safety and quality of care, in addition to increasing staff morale and job satisfaction, leading to an enhanced patient experience.