The goal of our training program is to develop endocrinologists of superior clinical and academic caliber. The subspecialty training program is designed to provide advanced training and experience at a level for the trainee to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience required for all of the competencies needed by a consultant in this field. This program is designed to fulfill the needs of those trainees who anticipate their future activities to be solely the clinical practice of this specialty, those who expect to function as clinician-educators and those who intend to pursue careers in endocrine research. The teaching environment and educational experiences for trainees, will equip them to become strong clinicians, educators, and investigators.
We offer a two-year clinical fellowship. A three-year research fellowship may be offered to fellows who are interested or involved in research, depending on availability of funding and opportunities.
The fellowship combines faculty from both the Division of Endocrinology and the Division of Diabetes. Each faculty member has his/her own special interest and expertise. Several faculty members are involved in clinical and/or basic research in the fields of Diabetes or Endocrinology, and many are experts in their field. Fellows also work closely with faculty of Pediatric Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Nuclear Medicine.
Clinical training occurs primarily at the University Campus, about 10% of clinical time spent at the Memorial Campus (see clinical training). Our hospitals service Central Massachusetts and beyond. Visit the UMass Memorial Health Care Systems website to learn about the communities we serve.
The program includes a strong didactic curriculum. Fellows are also actively involved in teaching residents and medical students in both clinical and didactic settings. All fellows participate in scholarly activity in the form of clinical or basic research and/or abstracts at local and national meetings. Fellow participation in quality improvement projects is also highly encouraged and expected.
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and all trainees are eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty certification examinations in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. All recent graduates have been successful in finding careers in both academic and clinical practice.