To motivate outstanding pediatric residents to pursue subspecialty training in pediatric rheumatology, the Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program provides an opportunity to attend ACR Convergence, the ACR's annual meeting. The program is designed to introduce pediatric residents to the possibility of subspecialty training in pediatric rheumatology at an early period in their residency. By identifying residents who have demonstrated interest in rheumatology but are undecided about a subspecialty, we hope to have a positive impact on workforce issues that continue to challenge pediatric rheumatology.
Selected residents will receive complimentary all access registration to ACR Convergence 2022, which includes pre- and post-meeting sessions.
Participants will be assigned a mentor by the nominator. Mentors are required to meet virtually with the resident throughout the meeting to offer guidance and answer questions. If a mentor in pediatric rheumatology is not specified, the selection committee will match an accepted applicant with a mentor.
Program participants are required to participate in the following:
To get the full experience, participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the entire annual meeting, November 10 - 14.
Each participant will be required to complete an evaluation form after the program.
Accepted applicants will receive the following:
Nominations for the 2022 Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program are closed.
Nominations - Nomination forms must be completed by a pediatric rheumatologist who has agreed to sponsor the nominee. If the resident does not know a pediatric rheumatologist, the pediatric residency program director may complete the form.
Applications - After ACR receives a nomination form, the nominated resident will receive an email with link to the nominee application. Interested residents must complete the nominee application by the application deadline. The following items must be submitted with the application in Word or PDF format: