After completing the fellowship program, trainees will have a detailed understanding of the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic approach, and therapeutic management of endocrine disorders. They will also have been trained in the interpretation of laboratory tests, endocrine imaging studies (e.g., radiologic, radionuclide, and ultrasound), fine needle aspiration of the thyroid, and effective communication with referring health care providers.
Outpatient training: Includes 5 to 6 half-day clinic sessions weekly in the first year and 1 to 2 half-days weekly in the second year, including weekly General Endocrinology/Diabetes Continuity Clinic. Trainees will also rotate through a series of required outpatient clinics including the Clinics at the William S. Middleton VA, Multidisciplinary Pituitary Clinic, Andrology Clinic, Thyroid Multidisciplinary Clinic, Osteoporosis Clinic, and the Prison Inmate Clinic. Several outpatient electives are also available for second year fellows, including Pediatric Endocrinology, Preventive Cardiology, and Reproductive Endocrinology.
Inpatient training: Occurs on the Endocrinology Consultation and Diabetes Management Services. In addition to providing patient care, the fellows, together with an attending physician, are responsible for teaching medical students and residents. Fellows spend approximately 3 months in the first year and 1.5 months in the second year of their fellowship on the consult service.
Educational Conferences: To ensure a complete educational experience for our fellows, the division maintains a full calendar of educational conferences, including Endocrinology Grand Rounds, weekly clinical case conference, and Endocrinology Board Review.