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Yale Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

The Yale Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism is a rigorous and highly selective program designed to train future leaders in the field. The Yale Endocrinology Fellowship is one of the country's oldest training programs in endocrinology, with continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health for more than half a century.

Why complete an endocrinology fellowship?

An endocrinology fellowship provides additional training for physicians who want to become specialists in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.

The Yale Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism is large enough to offer trainees a breadth of experience in clinical and scholarly domains, yet small enough to provide meaningful mentoring relationships with our distinguished faculty members. Our tradition of hands-on guidance has fostered the careers of dozens of clinical investigators and clinician-educators over the past decade. Our fellowship provides the ideal balance of clinical training at one of the country’s leading academic medical centers with research at one of the world’s most renowned research universities.

Why train in endocrinology at Yale?

The dedication of our faculty to your success distinguishes the Yale program. We are deeply committed to nurturing the next generation of national and international endocrine leaders as clinician-scientists and clinician-educators.

Our program provides fellows with salary support while they pursue clinical or research careers. Additionally, our program is unique in its close integration with pediatric endocrinology and endocrine surgery, both very strong sections at Yale School of Medicine, sharing case conferences and crossover in the research arena.

What training will I receive as part of the Yale Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism?

During your first clinical year, you will rotate between our busy inpatient consult service and numerous subspecialty outpatient endocrine clinics.

Our outpatient clinics include:

  • Endocrine Neoplasia Program (thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, neuroendocrine tumors)
  • Yale Diabetes Center (diabetes, obesity, lipid, and other metabolic disorders)
  • Yale Bone Center (calcium disorders, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease)

Elective rotations are also available in pediatric endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, and endocrine surgery, among other areas. Your weekly continuity clinic will be at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, just minutes from our main medical campus.

Through these experiences, you will learn to evaluate and manage a wide variety of clinical endocrine and metabolic conditions seen in practice.

During the first two years of your fellowship, you will attend rich, interactive clinical conferences. These didactic sessions and workshops buttress the clinical training in a relaxed atmosphere, attended by both adult and pediatric endocrinology fellows.

You will care for patients with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Lipid disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Calcium disorders including hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, and vitamin D deficiency
  • Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules and cancer
  • Pituitary tumors and diseases including hypopituitarism, acromegaly, Cushing disease, and prolactinomas
  • Adrenal tumors and diseases including hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, Addison disease, and Cushing syndrome
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Carcinoid and other neuroendocrine tumors
How long is an endocrinology fellowship?

Yale’s fellowship in endocrinology has two training tracks. In both tracks, you will become board-eligible after two years of training.

How Do I Apply?

Our program participates in the ERAS Electronic Application and National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for Endocrinology Fellowship match. Applications to the program are accepted until July 31. All interviews are by invitation only and will occur during selected dates in September and October.

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