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Clinical Training

Our fellows receive extensive training in outpatient and consultative Endocrinology through the two main campuses of UMass Memorial Health Care.

Ambulatory Clinics

Fellows have 2 continuity clinics in Endocrinology and a weekly Diabetes clinic. In addition, fellows rotate through various faculty clinics in Endocrinology and Diabetes.

The division of Endocrinology has active outpatient clinics treating common endocrine disorders, such as thyroid and metabolic bone diseases as well as pituitary, reproductive, parathyroid and adrenal diseases. We attract patients from central Massachusetts and the greater New England region. Our Thyroid Center is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine. We have a multidisciplinary Metabolic Weight Loss Program.

The Diabetes Center of Excellence provides a full range of diagnostic and evaluation services for patients with diabetes mellitus.  We care for over 10,000 patients with diabetes, including over 800 people on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (pump therapy). Our diabetes clinic is a multidisciplinary program that includes certified diabetes educators, dieticians, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners as well as on site ophthalmology, nephrology, and behavioral medicine services. Our diabetes education program is certified by the American Diabetes Association

The Adult Endocrinology clinic, the Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic and the Diabetes Center of Excellence are located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Care Center at the University Campus. This state-of-the-art building opened in August 2010, and blends patient care, teaching and cutting-edge research within. Our facilities include point of care testing, on-site diabetes education facilities, two dedicated ultrasound/biopsy rooms, and a 3-bed infusion center for IV therapy and for endocrine dynamic testing.

Fellows also rotate through clinics in reproductive endocrinology and menopause at Memorial Hospital. During their elective months, they rotate through pediatric endocrinology, Lipid clinic, diabetes education clinics and the eye center. Working with the Division of Nuclear Medicine, endocrine fellows are closely involved with thyroid/whole body scans and radioactive iodine therapy. Fellows also have an opportunity to attend diabetes camps at the Clara Barton Center in the summer.

Inpatient experience

The majority of inpatient clinical experience occurs at the University campus, with up to 10% of the experience occurring at the nearby Memorial Campus. The inpatient services consists mostly of consultative endocrinology. There is a separate Blood Glucose Management Service that sees patients referred for diabetes management . Fellows rotate through each of these services for a total of 3-4 months per year.