The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program is a training program of the Departments of Pediatrics, Divisions of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and at Rush University.
The program has two clinical sites: Children’s Hospital University of Illinois (CHUI), which is part of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and Rush University
CHUI has 73 Faculty and yearly 42 Pediatrics and 16 Medicine/Pediatric residents. In the last year, there were 42,300 out-patient visits to general and subspecialty pediatric clinics and 600 out-patient visits to pediatric surgery clinic. Yearly also there are approximately 700 PICU admissions, approximately 700 NICU admissions, and 1800 admissions at CHUI. Additionally, there are ongoing collaborations between CHUI and UIC Medical Center’s numerous clinical services.
The Children’s Diabetes Center was developed in July 2011. This center provides comprehensive diabetes care for children and adolescents affected by all types of diabetes. This center is an excellent training ground for Pediatric Endocrine fellows, whose major part of training encompasses learning clinical management and research skills in Diabetes mellitus and education for diabetic patients and their families, and other health professionals, caring for diabetes patients.
The Pediatric Endocrine Outpatient service, located at the Child & Youth Center, also provides daily endocrine clinics for a variety of endocrine disorders in individuals 0-18 years of age. It is well known that the pediatric endocrine discipline is largely outpatient based, thus, a large part of our training is based on an outpatient setting. During the past year, the pediatric endocrine division provided care for approximately 2100 outpatient visits and provided consultation/direct care for approximately 100 inpatients. UIC is a safety net hospital, with many patients on public aid.