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ratnesh chopraWelcome from the program director

Welcome to the Rheumatology Fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School. We are a two-year, ACGME accredited training program with a reputation for producing outstanding rheumatologists. Our division comprises more than 14 faculty members, as well as four full-time research faculty, who all have a strong interest in furthering medical education. Fellows benefit from UMass Memorial Medical Center’s high patient volume. We offer rigorous training in a supportive, collegial environment. In addition, we recognize the power of a diverse community and encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Ratnesh Chopra, MD
Fellowship Director, UMass Chan Medical School
Assistant Professor of Medicine


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Highlights of the Program

  • High ambulatory volume with a diverse patient population 
  • Opportunity to see a wide spectrum of rheumatic disease 
  • High procedural volume especially at the VA hospital where fellows have ample opportunity to learn skills needed for aspiration and injection of multiple large and small joints 
  • Multidisciplinary experience  
  • Grand Rounds and lecture schedule including international and national speakers 
  • Experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound 
  • Experience in radiology and multiorgan pathology relevant to rheumatic diseases 
  • Diverse research opportunities   
  • Supportive collegial faculty, fellows, and office staff  

Contact Information

For more information and immediate questions, please contact: 

Jessica Stapleton
Program Coordinator for Rheumatology Fellowship 
UMass Chan Medical School 
Lazare Research Building Room 207 
364 Plantation Street Worcester, MA 01605