Our fellowship program prides itself in its commitment to education. The program provides a sophisticated curriculum designed to deliver state-of-the art clinical training to fellows. Endocrinology fellows also are active teachers themselves, teaching endocrinology to medical students and residents, not only on rounds, but also in the classroom.
Clinical education is provided by faculty in clinics and on inpatient consult rounds. The fellowship program also has numerous educational conferences for fellows including a weekly core-curriculum didactic lecture given by a faculty member, an endocrine fellows’ journal club, research conference and grand rounds. Fellows also participate in board review and in an annual “how-to” conference series, similar to an “endocrine fellow boot camp”, occurring at the beginning of each academic year.
Fellows are required to participate in scholarly activities during their fellowship including research and quality improvement projects. In the first year of fellowship trainees are provided with guidance in obtaining a research mentor and are required to identify their mentor and to define their research project. A substantial portion of the second year of our fellowship training program is dedicated to research training. Fellows are encouraged to present their work at national or international conferences and their work has resulted in several publications in recent years.