Rheumatology Fellowship

Adam J. Grunbaum, DO, FACOI, FACR
Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship

Welcome to the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point (RMCBP) Rheumatology Fellowship program. This program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The program has two PGY4 positions available per academic year and is approved for a total of four fellowship positions within the subspecialty of Rheumatology.

The program’s primary focus revolves around academic development in the diagnosis, treatment and research of rheumatic diseases. This two-year program includes a robust didactic schedule and diverse outpatient clinical experience. Becoming an outstanding Rheumatologist requires a depth of exposure to a wide variety of cases allowing for development of a fund of knowledge with a base of encouragement toward progressive responsibility in management while committing to strive to master the skillset needed to provide the highest level of care to all patients. Our didactic schedule includes:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Radiology Conference
  • Case Conference
  • Core Conference
  • Clinicopathologic Conference;
  • Rheumatologic Practice Improvement lectures to deepen the fellow’s core knowledge base

The outpatient curriculum allows fellows to care for a wide array of rheumatologic patients under direct supervision of the clinical faculty. The fellow will follow patients throughout the length of their fellowship in a fellow led continuity clinic. Clinics are divided into Rheumatology and Rheumatology/Immunology based clinics, both located in close proximity to the hospital. The facilities available have direct exposure to conventional radiography, MRI, DEXA, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and laboratory services. The inpatient curriculum provides additional experience in the areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation, medical orthopedics, pain management, and acute care of the rheumatic diseases. RMCBP is a 290 bed, Level II trauma center which boasts a robust volume of 70 critical care beds and is capable of performing services to treat the needs of the most critically ill patients with rheumatic disease.

Our faculty and staff are committed and passionate about preparing the rheumatologists of tomorrow. Our ambition is to aid fellows to fulfill their educational goals in order to go on and pursue their career objectives. Whether in the hospital or clinic, our purpose is to prepare fellows for the ever-changing and advancing field of rheumatology while fostering skills that promote our graduates to be lifetime learners allowing them to achieve maximal professional growth throughout their career.

Adam J. Grunbaum, DO, FACOI, FACR
Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship