The Endocrinology Fellowship consists of 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.
Didactic training is provided on a weekly basis by endocrinology physicians and other staff with expertise in topics relevant to endocrinology.
Research training includes dedicated time, which allows the fellow to gain experience in clinical or basic science research.
Your call schedule varies by individual rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Because much of the training is outpatient based, as is the clinical practice of endocrinology, many of the rotations do not require night call.
Teaching opportunities include lectures prepared by fellows for internal medicine residents and supervision for endocrine consults.
Monthly conferences include case conferences, basic science, research and journal clubs that are prepared by endocrine fellows.
Moonlighting is permitted for licensed residents and fellows beyond the PGY-3 level. Moonlighting activities may be scheduled during those times when you are assigned to consultative or outpatient rotations. Moonlighting should not interfere with required learning and must not violate ACGME work hour rules. Moonlighting should not compromise your education, but rather enhance it.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of the Endocrinology Fellowship. You are evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.