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SP0246 Rheumatology Education - The U.S. Experience
  1. B. Siaton
  1. Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, United States


The American College of Rheumatology has demonstrated a strong commitment to rheumatology education in the United States through the creation of the Rheumatology Research Foundation's Clinician Scholar Educator Award (CSE). The CSE provides grant support for clinician educators in their mission to educate, mentor, and inspire trainees. Since 1999, the Rheumatology Research Foundation has funded more than 60 educators and created a community of educational scholars who are dedicated to advancing education in rheumatology and the musculoskeletal diseases. Awardees have developed educational products for trainees of all levels, ranging from medical student to fellow. This lecture will briefly discuss the impact of the CSE on rheumatology education in the United States and highlight the scholarly work of three CSE awardees whose projects demonstrate educational innovation. Topics discussed in this lecture include the state of undergraduate musculoskeletal education in the United States, the use of novel assessment methods in web-based rheumatology modules for residents, and collaborative efforts between fellowship programs to develop a rheumatology objective standardized clinical examination (ROSCE).

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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