Challenges to Practicing Pediatric Rheumatology

Nora G Singer, Karen Brandt Onel

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Abstract

Pediatric rheumatology is an exciting and rewarding career area. However, challenges when attracting trainees to this field include practice often occurring in smaller groups compared with general pediatrics, available positions requiring relocation, and fluctuation in funding resulting in uncertainty regarding training positions. Having critical mass in pediatric divisions is important to ensure adequate mentoring and people power to produce scholarly work, reduce on-call frequency and mitigate faculty absences that result in unplanned addition of clinical work. Compensation has historically lagged behind that of general pediatrics. Increased research opportunities through organized networks, patient and parent engagement, and the increasing recognition of pediatric rheumatologists as contributing to scholarship has heightened the profile of pediatric rheumatology nationally and internationally.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages67-78
Number of pages12
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Critical mass
  • Networks for collaboration
  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Practice
  • Scholarship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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Challenges to Practicing Pediatric Rheumatology. / Singer, Nora G; Onel, Karen Brandt.

In: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.02.2019, p. 67-78.

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