The great advances in the fields of rheumatology and clinical immunology over the past decade have emerged a unified, practice-oriented teaching of the subject with an up-to-date approach. To ensure and coordinate this goal, the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology was established at Semmelweis University on October 1, 2020. The activities of the department are currently involve education and research.
Our aim is to warrant a comprehensive organization and management of both undergraduate and postgraduate education. The lecturers of the department participate in the training of fifth-year medical students studying in Hungarian, English or German. In addition to classical rheumatological diseases, the curriculum also involves the full spectrum of diseases related to clinical immunology.
The lecturers participate in training colleagues with other specialties (like internal medicine, orthopedics and traumatology, hematology, physical medicine and rehabilitation or geriatrics). The tasks of the department also include the organization of refresher courses in rheumatology or allergology and clinical immunology.
Our research in the department includes basic, translational and clinical research in rheumatology and immunology, and our colleagues regularly publish articles in leading international scientific journals. In addition, we cooperate with international research groups and we participate in the composition of international disease recommendations. One of our aims is to recruit more and more student researchers and PhD students to our current research projects. The head of the department is the leader of the Rheumatology and the Allergology and Clinical Immunology Boards.