Medical education in pediatric rheumatology—unique challenges and opportunities

  • Hemalatha SrinivasaluEmail author
  • Meredith Riebschleger
Review Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Empowering Medical Education to Transform: Learnings from an international perspective


Pediatric rheumatology faces workforce shortages in both developed and developing regions of the world resulting in suboptimal care of children with chronic rheumatic diseases. In addition to outlining the structure of formal rheumatology training programs in North America and Europe, we attempt to summarize various strategies being implemented with success in several parts of the world to help close the gap via innovative learning strategies. We discuss the important role of professional organizations in leading this effort.


Medical education Pediatrics Rheumatology Technology Workforce 


Compliance with ethical standards




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Children’s National Health SystemWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.George Washington University School of MedicineWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin DiseasesBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.University of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  5. 5.C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalAnn ArborUSA

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