The Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship incorporates core clinical rotations, research opportunities, and a variety of elective opportunities.
Core training experiences include:
- Inpatient and outpatient endocrinology consultations
- Pediatric endocrinology
- Reproductive endocrinology
- Specialized endocrine function testing
- Continuity specialty clinic
A variety of elective opportunities allow you to individualize the fellowship to best meet your career goals. Elective experiences are available in related specialties such as endocrine surgery, pathology, radiology, ophthalmology, and nephrology and hypertension.
Your call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Because much of the training is outpatient based, as is the clinical practice of endocrinology, many of the rotations do not require night call.
Moonlighting is permitted for licensed residents and fellows beyond the PGY-3 level. Such activities may be scheduled during those times when you are assigned to consultative or outpatient rotations. Moonlighting should not interfere with the required learning and must not violate the work-hour rules of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or visa regulations.
Endocrinology physicians and other staff with expertise in topics relevant to endocrinology provide didactic training on a weekly basis.
Multiple conferences are part of the educational training program and include journal, research, basic science, fellow case, thyroid tumor case, and pituitary neurosurgery case conferences.
Research training includes dedicated time, which allows you to gain experience in clinical or basic science research.
Opportunities include lectures prepared by fellows for internal medicine residents and supervision for endocrine consults.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty members after each clinical rotation.
In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.