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Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

The UMMC Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship program is a three-year fellowship that focuses on:

  • clinical skills;
  • scholarly activity;
  • and teaching and development of consultative ability.

Prior to start of the fellowship, a successful completion of three years of the US ACGME-approved Pediatric training is required. Completion of the Rheumatology fellowship program requires passage of the American Board of Pediatrics exam.

The division's board-certified academic rheumatologists and rheumatology fellows provide consultative services at Children’s of Mississippi (Batson Tower, and the Joe and Kathy Sanderson Tower), University Physicians - Grants Ferry and Children’s of Mississippi - Gulf Coast Specialty Clinic. The division’s faculty and providers also maintain vigorous outpatient services at the Eli Manning clinic and University of Mississippi Outpatient Clinics both on site and at satellite locations.


The fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology is dedicated to developing competent rheumatologists who embrace lifelong learning by providing excellent rheumatology training and education in a holistic and scholarly environment.


To educate and inspire the next generation of rheumatologists and to serve the children of the state of Mississippi by training and developing academically and clinically competent rheumatologists.


  • Scholarship: Promote teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge
  • Integrity: Act ethically and promote accountability
  • Diversity: Value the contribution of each individual and embrace their unique perspective
  • Purpose: Provide training in a supportive and holistic environment to improve the care for our patients we serve
  • Excellence: Strive to enhance the state-of-the-art training for our fellows to ensure competency


  • Train the next generation of rheumatologists to deliver quality, patient-centered care in an ever-changing health care environment
  • Train and produce knowledgeable and competent rheumatologists who are passionate about life-long learning and advancing the field of rheumatology
  • Emphasize an interdisciplinary, culturally competent, and patient-focused approach to providing care to rheumatology patients
  • Focus on growth of the trainees not only as rheumatologists but also as individuals in a holistic environment, decreasing physician burnout and promoting work-life harmony
  • Instill respect and appreciation for all members of the health care team
  • Impart continual quality improvement analysis techniques

To apply

If you are an applicant for a fellowship position, apply through ERAS.

  • Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program
    Division of Rheumatology
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216
    (601) 984-2944
    Fax: (601) 815-1663
  • Linda Ray, MD
    Program Director
  • Vicki Edwards
    Program Administrator
    (601) 815-6922