How to Join Us

Consider a career in Rheumatology…

There’s RHEUM for everyone!

As of March 2019, there are only about 206 practicing rheumatologists in the entire Philippines who provide specialized care to patients with chronic disabling musculo-skeletal conditions and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Rheumatology offers a broad range of interesting clinical scenarios and interlectually fulfilling patient interactions – from complicated gout, systemic vasculitides to the specialized use of biologic agents which can dramatically and positevely impact patients’ lives.

Join the roster of musculoskeletal internists who render competent care to millions of Filipinos with rheumatic diseases.

Start by pursuing training in any of our accredited training programs (look here). Accredited training institutions each offer a 2-year clinical fellowship training in rheumatology with the option to continue to a 3rd year research fellowship.  Each training program is supervised by a roster of dedicated consultant-rheumatologists with expertise in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, SLE, crystal arthropathies, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritides, vasculitic syndromes and other connective tissue disorders. In addition, each program ensures continuing mentoring and support for chosen career parths in the clinics, academe and/or research for the entire duration of, and extending beyond completion, of fellowship training. Doctors who undergo training in rheumatology are inducted into the Association as CLINICAL MEMBERS.

Following completion of fellowship training AND at least obtaining DIPLOMATE status with the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), you can take the board examination given annually by the Philippine Specialty Board of Rheuamtology (PSBR).

After successfully hurdling the PSBR exam, you will inducted the following year as a DIPLOMATE of the Association. (Learn of the requirements here)

For the next two years following induction as a diplomate, members are then required to demonstrate competence and skill in managing various musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases by accumulating a census of managed cases, as well as, a list of procedures performed on these patients. These lists, together with accomplishment of other requirements, form basis for promotion/ induction as a FELLOW of the Association. (Learn of the requirements here)

Learn about the different membership categories here.

Learn about your duties, responsibilities, privileges, benefits, assistance programs and grants when you join us here.

Do you need a letter stating that you’re a member of good standing? Learn our requirements here.

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