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Endocrinology – ALGH

Updated: 8/9/18

Student must be an M4

A four week rotation designed to expose the student to the common and, at times, the rare endocrine and metabolic disorders through both in-hospital consultations and office practice. Through this clinical exposure, the student will be able to expand upon his/her knowledge of the actions of specific hormones and their role in normal body functions and disease states. While hospital patients will be seen, this rotation will involve mostly outpatient endocrine evaluations.


  • Manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Diagnose and treat complications of diabetes
  • Recognize, work-up, and treat hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and the thyroid nodules
  • Recognize the presentation and learn how to work-up the more esoteric endocrine disorders

The student will develop the ability to perform a complete endocrinologic evaluation and interpret the results of both physical examination and laboratory findings. In addition, there will be Endocrinology conferences, Nuclear Medicine-Thyroid Conferences and impromptu didactic sessions for the student to attend.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 613

  • Program Contacts

    Coordinator: Tara Murphy
    Telephone: 847-723-6479

  • Program Information

    Location: ALGH

    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: Yes
    Total Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
    House staff Used as Faculty: Yes
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
    Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
    Outpatient: 50-75
    Inpatient: 40-50
    Total Hours /Week: 40

  • Reporting Instructions

    Reporting Instructions will be emailed the week prior to your start. Please see paperwork requirements at the following link:

    Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.

    Please review this website prior to your first day. 

    Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions