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Education & Training

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Endocrinology Fellowship Program provides a progressive education and training learning experience. Trainees are given increasing responsibility as they progress through the program and demonstrate their expanding knowledge base and expertise in the diagnosis and management of endocrine disease. They serve as leaders of the endocrine team, which consists of a trainee, internal medicine residents and medical students, always under the supervision of an attending physician.

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Clinical Training



Scholarly Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Our program emphasizes a scholarly approach to diagnosis and management. Self-instruction is expected of the trainee along with critical analysis of the patient's problems and appropriate decision analysis regarding further evaluation and/or management.

Patient and Physician Interaction

The continuing interaction between trainee and attending physician is the heart of the educational experience. The integration of endocrine disorders with other diseases of the patient is part of the interaction between attending physician and trainee. When relevant, health promotion and identification of risk factors for disease are emphasized. All patient interactions take into account the following issues:

  • Behavioral
  • Cultural
  • Environmental
  • Ethical
  • Occupational
  • Socioeconomic

Clinical Training in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Fellows in the Endocrinology Fellowship Program participate in didactic lectures, seminars and clinical training in the management of problems in all areas of endocrinology and metabolism. This clinical training involves inpatient consultation services and outpatient clinics and includes experiences in pediatric endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology. All trainees are expected to participate in research as well as quality improvement projects under the guidance of faculty preceptors.