University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Teaching Opportunities for Fellows

Fellows are encouraged to be active participants in the teaching activities of the Division of Endocrinology. For those who are aiming for a career in academic endocrinology, this can be an opportunity to start a teaching portfolio. Fellows participate in the education of their colleagues as well as residents and medical students. Experience will be gained both in teaching in the clinical setting as well as in formal/didactic settings.

On the inpatient Consult Service, the fellow is encouraged to take a lead role in educating the residents and medical students rotating on our service.

Fellows are responsible for leading many of the educational conferences of the Division, including the weekly case conference, journal club, and diabetes case conference. Fellows are also invited to present at Endocrine Grand Rounds once each year.

Fellows are encouraged to participate in the education of the UW second-year medical students. The Division faculty and fellows play a key role in teaching the three-week course Integrated Endocrinology and Reproductive Health. This course includes both lecture and small group case discussions. Fellows are invited to attend lectures and then participate as preceptors for the small group discussions on various topics in diabetes and general endocrinology. Over the 2 years, this will allow fellows to gain about 20 hours of didactic teaching experience on the medical student level.