One of the highlights of our fellowship program is the emphasis on longitudinal clinical care for entire duration of the training. Clinical activities include Outpatient Clinics and Inpatient Consult Service rotations. A major part of the clinical time in the fellowship program is devoted to patient care in ambulatory settings. Fellows typically attend 3 to 4 clinic sessions weekly. The core clinics that provide continuity throughout training are the UIC General Endocrinology Clinic and the Jesse Brown VA General Endocrine Clinic. Additionally, fellows have opportunity to rotate in an expanding group of subspecialty clinics currently including Thyroid Cancer clinic, Pituitary clinic, and Type 1 Diabetes clinic. Other clinics offer additional exposure and clinical training in other subspecialties (Pediatric Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology). Fellows are trained in endocrinology specific procedures like ultrasound guided fine needle aspirations, bone densitometry, insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring.
Our fellowship program offers a variety of opportunities for in-depth training in clinical, translational or basic research. The research experience is based on a mentor-fellow relationship that leads to formulation of a research question, the development and implementation of the experimental design, data interpretation and, eventually, publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Several important conferences are offered to enhance clinical training and academic development of our trainees. Fellows are expected to participate in:
- Fellow Core Curriculum Conference weekly
- Endocrine Grand Rounds weekly
- Clinical Case Presentation Conference weekly
- Endocrine Research Seminars (basic, transitional or clinical) monthly
- Thyroid Cancer Tumor Board monthly
- Endocrine Board Review
- Grand Rounds of the Department of Medicine weekly
- Research in Progress bi-annual
- UIC Diabetes Day annual
- Department of Medicine Scholarly Activities Day annual
The full curriculum is available offline; please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.