Endocrinology Fellowship, Pediatric
The Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program consists of a three-year comprehensive clinical and research experience that is designed to train future leaders in pediatric endocrinology. The program is intended for candidates who wish to pursue a career in academic medicine, combining clinical care, education and research activities. The program is ACGME-accredited and accepts up to two fellows each year.
Fellows are expected to assume primary responsibility for the care of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as the full gamut of general endocrine disorders. The clinical experience includes both ambulatory clinics and inpatient consultation service. In addition to general endocrinology and diabetes clinics spread through the 3 years, fellows also rotate through specialty clinics addressing the needs of children with obesity, Prader-Willi syndrome, lipid disorders, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, and oncologic disorders. The clinical experience of fellows is designed to optimize longitudinal care. Each fellow has a dedicated research block of 15 months for a clinical or basic science research project. In addition, experiences with Quality Improvement project and summer diabetes camp are integral to the fellowship training. Fellows are actively involved in teaching medical students and pediatric residents.
The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes consists of faculty members with diverse clinical and research interests, diabetes nurse educators, endocrine nurses, research staff, dietitians, and social workers. Our physicians and staff care for approximately 1,000 children and adolescents with diabetes and over 3,400 children and adolescents with various endocrine disorders. The division averages more than 10,000 outpatient visits per year. Members of the faculty direct a variety of research programs with special interest in diabetes mellitus and childhood obesity.