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Conferences

The University of Maryland Fellowship is a committed learning environment for trainees, faculty and staff.  In addition to experiential learning, a formal block format curriculum is received by all fellows.

Ambulatory Curriculum

During VA and Midtown Ambulatory rotations, fellows begin the journey of life-long learning with independent learning via an ambulatory curriculum.  Each ambulatory month, the fellow is immersed in a discipline (diabetes, adrenal, thyroid, women’s health, pituitary, bone), reviewing evidence based guidelines as well as completing several active learning modules (continuous glucose monitors, thyroid cancer staging, adrenal vein sampling) and select board review.  This independent work is then reviewed by a supervising attending physician. 

Structured Conferences

Tuesday 7:45-8:45 a.m. Endocrine Multidisciplinary Conference (4th Tuesday of every month in Nuclear Medicine Conf Rm, 2nd Floor Gudelsky Bldg)

At this multidisciplinary conference, endocrine fellows and faculty and attendings from endocrine surgery, radiology, pathology and cytology present and discuss challenging cases and diagnostic dilemmas, review the relevant imaging, procedures and findings of the case and address therapeutic questions.

Wednesday 5:00-6:00 p.m. Pituitary Multidisciplinary Conference (1st Wednesday of every month in Cancer Center Conf Rm)

At this multidisciplinary conference, endocrine fellows and faculty and attendings from neurosurgery, surgery, radiology, and pathology present and discuss challenging cases and diagnostic dilemmas, review the relevant imaging, procedures and findings of the case and address therapeutic questions.

Thursday 9:30-10:00 a.m. Division Research Journal Club (Weekly in Health Sciences Facility III, Conf Rm 4020) Optional

Students, fellows and faculty present analyses of articles in the current diabetes/endocrine research literature. Their presentations include analysis of experimental groups and design, methodology, and statistical analysis.

Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. Division Research Conference (Weekly in Health Sciences Facility III, Conf Rm 4020) Optional

Fellows are exposed to an interactive discussion of research among experts on topics of basic, translational and clinical science of endocrinology and metabolism, including experimental design, methodology, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, and participate in the critique of the presentation.

Thursday 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Case Presentation and Discussion (Midtown Conf Rm)

Fellows select and present patients who pose challenging diagnostic and/or management dilemmas. These cases are used as a springboard to review the scientific and evidence basis for diagnosis and treatment.

Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Diabetes and Endocrine Journal Club (Once a Month)

Fellows present analyses of articles in the current diabetes and endocrine literature. Their presentations include analysis of experimental groups and design, methodology, and statistical analysis.

Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Endocrine Grand Rounds (Midtown Conf Rm, Twice a Month)

Endocrine Grand Rounds is a formal didactic conference that focuses on presenting experts in their respective clinical or basic research areas in diabetes, metabolism and endocrinology.

Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Morbidity and Mortality (Quarterly)

An opportunity to explore systems based problems in patient care. M&M conferences provide a forum for faculty and trainees to analyze the management details of identified cases wherein morbidity and mortality occurred. There are opportunities to identify areas of practice improvement at mirco- and macro-levels.

Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Fellows Research Presentations (Quarterly)

Second year fellows present current results or status of ongoing research and QI projects to the faculty and peers. This presents opportunities to collaborate, seek and receive feedback. Fellows may also present recently accepted publications or scholarly activity.

Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Medical Compliance and Billing (Quarterly)

These lectures seek to reinforce the principles of billing and coding to prepare fellows for clinical practice. There are opportunities to identify areas of practice improvement. 

Friday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Diabetes and Endocrine Core Conference (Weekly at Midtown)

These conferences are predominantly didactic sessions that are taught by fellows and faculty in which the pathophysiology and treatment for all aspects of endocrine, diabetes and metabolic disorders are discussed.