PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Medicine.

PURPOSE: This clinical elective program will provide the student with intensive experience in the diagnosis and management of a spectrum of acute and chronic rheumatic diseases.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The Section of Rheumatology provides both inpatient and outpatient consultative and follow-up services at the University Hospital and JBVA as well as consultative services in the Scleroderma Center and other specialized programs. During the elective, the student will work under close supervision of attending physicians and fellows in caring for outpatients and in providing inpatient consultation. The students participate actively in teaching rounds and weekly seminars.

To inquire about scheduling this elective, please contact Angie Fanuke, Internal Medicine Sub-I/Elective Coordinator at


Program Number: ELEC 626
Location: UI Health/JBVA
Program Director: Shiva Arami, MD
Coordinator: Beena Mathew
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 4
Laboratory/Independent Study: Optional
Outpatient: 20
Inpatient: 10
Total Hours /Week: 34

Updated: 1/27/22