Becoming familiar with rheumatology
Since the Division of Rheumatology is actively involved with Dalhousie University’s undergraduate medical education curriculum, you will start learning about the specialty early on.
As a second-year medical student, you'll attend five 3-hour bedside teaching sessions covering history-taking and physical examinations pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. These sessions will be complemented by lectures and case-based learning offered during the musculoskeletal and dermatology unit.
Clinical rheumatology is a popular choice for elective and selective rotations during first- and second-year, as well as during the final clerkship year.