The Rheumatology Fellowship offered at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is a two-year fellowship that emphasizes a scholarly, clinical experience with the opportunity to pursue basic science or clinical research.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive community of individuals, at both the trainee and faculty level, who are dedicated to promoting excellence in medicine through education, clinical care and research. We understand and appreciate that our unique perspectives, talents and experiences all contribute to improving the quality of care we give to our patients.

The fellowship is fully accredited through the ACGMEAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will be eligible for board certification through the ABIMAmerican Board of Internal Medicine.

The program is currently accepting submissions to ERAS®Electronic Residency Application Service for the 2023-2024 academic year. View application timeline.

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Contact Us

Rheumatology Fellowship | Medicine

1120 15th Street,
Augusta, GA 30912

Laura Carbone, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Noelle Rolle, MBBS
Fellowship Associate Program Director





Fellows are exposed to a range of the most common to the most complex rheumatologic diseases in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. This includes inflammatory arthritis, metabolic bone diseases, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, vasculitis, and myositis.

Dedicated instruction in use of DXAs are provided. Clinics and inpatient consults are completed at Augusta University and at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Multidisciplinary Clinics

  • Uveitis Clinic (with Ophthalmology)
  • Sarcoidosis (with Pulmonary and Cardiology)
  • Myositis (with Neurology)

Specialty Clinics

  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Lupus


  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedic Hand
  • Orthopedic Shoulder
  • Pain Management
  • Metabolic bone
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Podiatry
  • Private/Community Practice
  • Pulmonary/ILD


  • Core Curriculum Lectures
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Interdisciplinary Residency Core Curriculum (IRCC)
  • Journal Club
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Multidisciplinary ILD Conference
  • Radiology
  • MSK Ultrasound
  • Rheumatology Case Studies
  • Rheumatology Grand Rounds
Fellows practicing Joint injections at WED Didactics
Fellows practicing Joint injections at WED Didactics

Application Requirements/Checklist


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE or Comlex Transcript
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant Photo