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Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Curriculum

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship is a 3 year curriculum.

Year 1

80% Clinical Endocrinology

Includes exposure to adult endo, reproductive endo and genetics

80% Outpatient

Your outpatient experience in pediatric endocrinology allows you to participate in diagnostic and therapeutic decision making and then have continuity of care, rather than rotating into the middle of established clinical care.

20% Inpatient

Inpatient work will focus on consultative endocrinology and includes 1 month at Shriner's evaluating and treating children with metabolic bone disease.

20% Research/Program Assessment and Development/Quality Improvement/Educator Skill Development

You will learn about clinical research, QI and QA, and medical education strategies as an integral part of our team.  As part of your own research experience, you will develop a clinical research project from a question or area of interest during this first year and will work on a QI project of your own.

Year 2

70% Research

In your second year, research will be emphasized. With the support and guidance of your research mentor you will develop a knowledge base in the chosen area/areas of interest. You will develop a protocol and initiate the study.

Faculty within the division are actively involved in research projects in growth and puberty, HIV lipodystrophy, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, immune interventions in type 1 diabetes, and informatics.

There is a strong collaboration with the basic scientists at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (25 miles northeast of Baystate) allowing the fellow who chooses a basic research project rich and varied mentorship possibilities.

The other major strength of the program is the quality improvement and outcomes research.

30% Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology

Your outpatient experience will include follow-up of your patients from the previous year, plus new consultations.

Year 3

90% Research

Your time will be focused on research. You will be executing the project, analyzing the data with appropriate statistical support, and preparing it for presentation and publication.

10% Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology

Your outpatient experience will include follow-up of your patients from the previous year, plus new consultations.