University of Nebraska Medical Center

Rheumatology Fellowship

Rheumatology Fellowship

UNMC's Rheumatology Fellowship is a two-year program that prepares rheumatologists for successful careers in private practice or academics. Since our program was accredited in 2005, our fellows have had the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of clinical and research opportunities. Our experienced faculty have allowed our fellows to graduate and be comfortable in clinical, academic or research pursuits.

For individuals who are interested in clinical investigation, a third year devoted to research in basic or clinical sciences under the guidance of a faculty sponsor is available.

The principal goal of our fellowship program is for our fellows to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapeutic management of the rheumatic diseases and to demonstrate academic excellence by participating in research and education. Specifically, we have designed our curriculum around the following: 

  • exposure to a wide variety of patients and disease states
  • interaction with a variety of faculty, with differing expertise and styles
  • exposure to a diverse and productive research environment
  • participation in a rich and rewarding educational experience
Commensurate with those goals, our fellows spend time in various in-patient and outpatient settings, allowing them exposure to differing mixes of patients and disease states.


Applying to Our Program


  • Completion of an ACGME accredited postgraduate medical residency
  • Board certification or eligibility and an active, unrestricted license to practice in the U.S.


1. Apply through ERAS® - The Electronic Residency Application Service. Make sure these materials are on file in ERAS:

  • A completed application
  • Three letters of recommendation from your residency faculty
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Copy of your USMLE scores
  • Personal statement and Curriculum Vitae

2. Applicant interview

  • By invitation only, these interviews are an important part of the match process and are held from August to October.
  • Once you have been invited, we must have at least 10 working days’ notice to reserve a date and make arrangements for an interview.


July 5, 2023 - Candidates begin submitting applications to ERAS

August 2023 - Participating programs begin accessing applications through ERAS PDWS

August 2023 - Match opens

September 2023 - Rank order list entry opens

November 2023 - Quota Change Deadline

November 2023 - Rank Order List Certification Deadline

December 2023 - Match Day


Our fellows have a wide variety of opportunities. The clinical sites, research opportunities and clinical experience all make the Rheumatology fellowship a sought after program. Below are some of the experiences that we have available for our fellows.

About UNMC and Omaha

Office of Graduate Medical Education Learn about resident and fellowship benefits, research assistance and the GME Research Journal. https://www.unmc.edu/com/about/gme/index.html