• To audit the Immunology Course (Micro #297)
  • To complete a rotation through rehabilitation services.
  • To complete a rotation through orthopedic and sports medicine clinic, and observe joint replacements.
  • To complete a rotation through Pain Management.
  • To observe EMG/Muscle biopsies.
  • To comprehend the anatomy and cellular elements of Immunology.
  • To comprehend immunoregulation, tolerance and autoimmunity.
  • To comprehend the biomechanics of bones, joints and muscles.
  • To interpret and review medical literature in Rheumatology and Immunology.
  • To refine and carry out clinical trial on a cohort of rheumatologic patients.
  • To prepare and submit an abstract on clinical trials.
  • To understand and utilize bioethics in basic research in clinical trials.
  • To complete consultations on inpatients or outpatients and present a differential diagnosis, a final assessment and therapeutic options to an attending or faculty member.
  • To comprehend rehabilitation in the multidisciplinary team concept.
  • To understand the issues of pain management and how to use a variety of pain medications in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
  • To demonstrate the ability to identify physical impairment and relate the impairment to observed functional deficits.
  • To prescribe appropriate rehabilitation to achieve goals to improve a defined impairment.
  • To understand the principles and the diagnostic use of EMGs and muscle biopsies.
  • To interpret and understand the abnormalities in EMGs and muscle biopsies seen in patients with polymyositis.
  • To attend the yearly American College of Rheumatology meetings and participate in all training courses.
  • To demonstrate competency in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric Rheumatologic diseases.
  • To demonstrate the ability to work in the private practice setting.
  • To understand/utilize the Medicare/Medicaid documentation guidelines.
  • To comprehend billing procedures and ICM-coding.