Curriculum2017-09-05T15:41:48+00:00

Curriculum

Pediatric Endocrinology Lecture Series

This bi-monthly series involves the faculty and fellows, and is based on the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications for the Pediatric Endocrinology Board Certificate Exam.  Core subject areas include:

  • Introductory Topics
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Pituitary/Hypothalamus
  • Growth
  • Thyroid
  • Research Methods

 

GME Core Curriculum

Fifteen module online curriculum developed by UIC’s office of Graduate Medical Education to provide residents and fellows with the information they will need in preparation of their joining the physician community.  Topic highlights include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Scientific method
  • Human subjects research – IRB, HIPAA, ethics, grant writing, abstract preparation, manuscript preparation
  • End-of-life issues
  • Life after fellowship – practice management, patient billing, etc.

 

Other Conferences

A particularly diverse variety of other conferences and didactic experiences are available to the fellow, a benefit of the combined, three-institution program. These include but are not limited to:

  • Fellow-Led Case Reviews
  • Journal Clubs
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Ethics Grand Rounds
  • Evidence Based Medicine Conferences
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Research Presentations

 

Rotations

Outpatient Pediatric Endocrinology
Most of the fellowship training will take place in clinic.

Inpatient Pediatric Endocrinology
Goals are to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team caring for inpatients, demonstrate the ability to perform a relevant history and physical examination, and understand the importance of discharge planning

Research
Research training and experience will be obtained through mentoring by faculty with ongoing federally-funded research. The fellows are expected to complete additional training, such as an MPH or a Clinical Translational Research Certificate in CCTS. Fellows are expected to present and publish their research as part of their training and in order to be board-eligible.

 

Electives
Adult Endocrinology
Reproductive Endocrinology
Pathology