Virtual Rheumatology Program

Fellows in Training | V-FIT


The ACR Committee on Rheumatology Training and Workforce is pleased to present the Virtual Rheumatology Program for Fellows in Training (V-FIT)*.

V-FIT is a collection of online courses developed by rheumatology experts to address specific educational needs of fellows in training. V-FIT includes:

  • Virtual Rheumatology Teaching Lessons (ViTLs)
  • Virtual Rheumatology Practicum for adult and pediatric rheumatologists (ViP–Adult and ViP–Pediatric)
  • Virtual Rheumatology Collaborative (ViRL)

Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (ViP) – Pediatric

ViP–Pediatric is a lecture series for first-year fellows in training enrolled in pediatric rheumatology fellowship programs.

2024 Program Schedule

  • July 19; 11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET
  • July 23; 3:00–5:00 PM ET
  • July 26; 11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET
  • July 30; 3:00–5:00 PM ET
  • August 2; 11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET
  • August 6; 3:00–5:00 PM ET

View the ViP–Pediatric preliminary program

Registration is complimentary, but enrollment is required.

Register for ViP–Pediatric

To view any of the ViP-Pediatric sessions from 2020–2023; enroll in V-FIT using the instructions below.

Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (ViP) – Adult

ViP–Adult is a lecture series for first-year fellows in training enrolled in adult rheumatology fellowship programs. In lieu of live sessions for 2024, the program will present three pre-recorded topics on the updates for antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS), giant cell arteritis (GCA), and interstitial lung disease (ILD). These recordings will become available July–August. Program directors can access the ViP–Adult Quick Links, a special document that facilitates easy access to all sessions presented from 2020–2023.

Virtual Rheumatology Teaching Lessons (ViTLs)

ViTLs sessions take a deep dive into topics targeted to fellows in training in rheumatology fellowship programs.

Previous ViTLs Sessions
To access previous ViTLs sessions from 2020–2024, follow the instructions below for V–FIT.

V-FIT Details and Registration

To watch video recordings from ViTLs, ViP–Adult, ViP–Pediatric, and ViRL – you must be enrolled in in the V-FIT program. To enroll, see below.

Virtual Rheumatology Learning Collaborative (ViRL)

ViRL is an eight-week lecture series that took place April 6–May 29, 2020. Enroll in V-FIT to access the 2020 ViRL lectures and the library of virtual rheumatology programs (ViTLs, ViP, ViRL) from 2020–2023.

*This program is for educational purposes only. The material presented is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present the opinions of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful to other practitioners. Attendees participating in this education activity sponsored by the ACR do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the ACR for reliance on any information presented during this educational activity.


The ACR thanks Pfizer, Inc. for independent medical educational grant support of the V-FIT programs.

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