Fellowship Training Program
The long tradition of excellence in diabetes and endocrine patient care, teaching and research in the Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Nutrition affords fellows a unique environment for clinical training and participation in exciting advances in basic, translational and clinical research. Our faculty is committed to providing advanced training to fellows in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism allowing them to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences required by a consultant in this field. Upon completion of our Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship, fellows are well equipped to provide expert clinical care for individuals with endocrine and metabolic disorders, and/or pursue investigative careers in clinical, translational or basic research.
During clinical rotations, fellows evaluate patients with a broad spectrum of endocrine disorders, both common and rare, including thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, parathyroid, gonadal and lipid disorders, endocrine hypertension, metabolic bone diseases, and diabetes mellitus.
First Year Fellows
The first year of fellowship is devoted predominantly to clinical training. Fellows spend 11 months participating in diabetes and endocrine continuity and subspecialty clinics, as well as inpatient Endocrine and Diabetes consult services. Clinical training in the first year occurs at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), its associated Baltimore Veteran Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC) and University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. During their one month research block, first year fellows are exposed to clinical, basic and translational diabetes and endocrinology research and also meet with faculty to identify research mentors and research projects for their second year of fellowship.
Second Year Fellows
Second year fellows continue to participate in weekly diabetes and endocrine continuity clinics and spend 2 months on clinical rotations [1 month endocrine consults at UMMC/BVAMC, 2 weeks at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and 2 weeks at Mercy Medical Center (MMC)]. The remaining time is spent on their research project (basic, clinical or translational), supervised by a faculty mentor. For fellows interested in an academic career, there is an option for a third year of training to further focus on research.