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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 academic careers as clinician-educators.

Our program aims to:

  • Educate fellows to be excellent consultants in general endocrinology and diabetes
  • Produce excellent medical educators
  • Train fellows to be life-long learners
  • Train fellows in quality improvement and patient safety

Clinical Training

The University of Maryland Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship is a 2-year program divided into month long rotations of ambulatory care and inpatient consults across three clinical sites:  University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the Baltimore Veteran Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC), and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. A breakdown of years one and two of the fellowship is summarized in the table below. Fellows spend a total of 8 months on inpatient consults, 8 months on ambulatory rotations, and 8 months of research. 

  First Year Second Year 
Endocrine Consults 3 months 1 month 
Diabetes Consults 4 months 0 months
 VA Ambulatory   2 months   2 months
 Midtown Ambulatory  2 months  2 months
 Research   1 month  7 months

Inpatient Consultation (Diabetes and Endocrine)

Fellows provide endocrine and diabetes consultative services to patients at University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore VA Medical Center.  One attending covers both services allowing fellows the opportunity to learn from the varied cases seen.  Services covered include general medicine, transplant surgery, vascular surgery, cardiovascular medicine, and orthopedic surgery. As inpatient consultants, fellows actively pursue patient care, following patients during their hospitalization and often establish continuity care in the VA and Midtown ambulatory clinics.  Fellows are also involved in managing endocrine emergencies, such as thyrotoxicosis, myxedema, post-surgical diabetes insipidus, adrenal crisis, calcium emergencies, and hypoglycemia.

Ambulatory Care

Fellows benefit from a diverse ambulatory clinical experience at two clinical sites:  the Baltimore VA Medical Center and UMMC at Midtown.  Fellows evaluate patients with a broad spectrum of endocrine disorders, both common and rare, including thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, parathyroid, gonadal and lipid disorders, obesity, endocrine hypertension, metabolic bone diseases, and diabetes mellitus.  Specialty clinics include pituitary, women’s health, obesity, metabolic bone, and thyroid disorders.  Two thyroid biopsy clinics exist at each site, with fellows completing on average over 50 thyroid biopsies in the two years of fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in continuity clinics as well as attending subspecialty clinics.