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.
ACR Convergence 2021 will be a virtual meeting and the Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program will be included during ACR Convergence 2021. Selected residents will receive complimentary all access registration to ACR Convergence 2021, which includes pre- and post-meeting sessions.
Accepted applicants 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.
Accepted applicants are required to participate in the following:
To get the full experience, participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the entire annual meeting, November 5 - 9.
Each participant will be required to complete an evaluation form after the program.
Nominations for the 2021 Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program have closed.