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Education

Pediatrics

Our program is a 3-year ACGME accredited fellowship in pediatric endocrinology. The training includes 12 months of intensive clinical training followed by 24 months focused on research, with less clinical commitment. The training program meets the requirement of the American Board of Pediatrics, and leads to eligibility for board certification in pediatric endocrinology. There are many opportunities for clinical and basic research with committed mentors.

Our fellows have done clinical and basic science research projects related to diabetes, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, obesity, endocrine problems of cancer survivors, reproductive biology, and congenital hypothyroidism. Our fellows have presented their work at various national meetings and have published manuscripts as well.

The Yale Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship accepts one fellow per year, for a three to four year training period. The Fellowship is underwritten by an NIH Training Program grant, Yale New Haven Hospital, as well as private funding.

Application

Please submit your electronic application through ERAS Match Program of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Curriculum

The first year is primarily spent in clinical training, with the remaining years in research. We expect each fellow to participate in the didactic curriculum of the Yale University School of Medicine and in mentor-based training by faculty of the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology. The opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. while in the Fellowship exists through the Program in Investigative Medicine. Fellowship trainees are expected to pursue academic careers with a focus on developing as independent investigators.

Clinical Training

Our clinical service cares for a diverse patient population with disorders of carbohydrate and mineral metabolism as well as the entire spectrum of pediatric endocrinology conditions. This service includes a multi-disciplinary program for children with diabetes which conducts a 5 half-day clinic each week. Both Type 1 and II Diabetes forms this patient base. Another 4 ambulatory sessions are devoted to general endocrine problems including those of growth, puberty and disorders of bone and mineral metabolism.