The Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program is designed to provide trainees with the requisite education and experience for board eligibility in Endocrinology and Metabolism. During the first year, fellows are predominately involved in the care of patients but will have time to and are expected to develop a research project. In the second year, fellows are expected to execute a research project with one of the faculty members.
Outpatient clinical activities are located at the MSU Clinical Center, and Sparrow Regional Diabetes Center. Most of the inpatient consultations come from Sparrow Hospital although occasionally consults are obtained from St. Lawrence campus of Sparrow Hospital and Ingham Regional Medical Center.
Rotation Descriptions including learning objectives are included below –
Description of Required Educational Conferences
- Core conferences are held weekly. Topics are identified by the Program Director and relate to endocrinology curriculum and prepare fellows for Board exams. Guest speakers from other specialties, such as OB/GYN, Pediatric Endocrinology, genetics and others are invited to address the areas specific to their specialty. Fellows are asked to present some of these conferences. In addition, we incorporate self-assessment from the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists as part of these conferences.
- Combined teaching and management rounds are held daily.
- Clinical conferences are held weekly and focus on patient cases.
- Journal club is held monthly. Faculty facilitate discussion on current peer reviewed articles and fellows are expected to present articles at least two times per year.
- Endocrinology Research Conference are held monthly in partnership with the Infectious Disease Fellowship and Cardiology Fellowship. Topics are selected in consultation with the fellows to support their completion of a research project. An example schedule is included here.