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Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

A comprehensive three-year training program, fully accredited by the ACGME

The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System is at the epicenter of many of the changes our healthcare system is undergoing, creating exciting and unique training opportunities. Our mission is to provide the knowledge, skills and attributes that will allow fellows to become excellent and competent pediatric endocrinologists.

RUSH University Children’s Hospital delivers comprehensive, high quality, innovative family-centered excellence in child health services while promoting the most impactful research and the highest innovation in education.

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Program goals

  • Instill in our fellows the desire to provide comprehensive care of patients who have complex medical problems, assume risk and full responsibility for the medical outcome of their prescribed therapies, and be a leader and/or member of a multidisciplinary medical management team that is involved in the care of their patients
  • Instill in our fellows the need to think analytically and make prudent judgments based on the critical review and assessment of all venues, including a comprehensive history, physician exam, the medical and scientific literature, and diagnostic modalities, which are available to them to address the complex medical and theoretical problems that they encounter in the care of their patients
  • Empower our fellows to always be inquisitive and pose questions surrounding established methods of treatment, develop and test hypotheses based on their direct patient interactions and a critical review of the literature, to acquire new knowledge that challenges the status quo
  • Foster the humanistic and ethical characteristics inherent in a caring, compassionate and supportive physician which is an essential hallmark of the profession of medicine

What to expect

The first year of training focuses on mastering basic concepts in eliciting relevant clinical history, performing physical examinations, and developing management plans. The second and third years focuses on conducting clinical or basic science research, teaching residents and medical students, in addition to achieving further experience and confidence to practice independently. The program also aims to prepare fellows for board certification.

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All applicants interested in applying must be registered with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) website. Our NRMP number is #1150326F0.

International applicants

We only accept those who have completed a residency program within the United States. The only visa we accept is a J-1 visa.

What to expect after applying

Following individual review of all completed applications, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. We are pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in Pediatric Endocrinology and look forward to hearing from you.

For questions, please contact Program Coordinator, Adriana Gasca.

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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

Children’s Hospital University of Illinois (CHUI) stats

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

This 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, this program 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.