Clinical Training

Our clinical training in Endocrinology and Metabolism occurs through outpatient clinics and the Endocrinology consultative service at the University of Chicago hospital. Our faculty include national leaders in endocrinology, and fellows rotate through general and subspecialty clinics throughout their fellowship. Examples of subspecialty clinics and exposures fellows can rotate through include:

  • Diabetes, which includes emphases on Type 1 and Monogenic Diabetes management
  • Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Disease
  • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Pituitary and Adrenal
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Thyroid Ultrasound and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
  • Hypertension Clinic
  • Bone Densitometry Unit
  • Endocrinology Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology Infertility Clinic
  • Cardiology Lipids Clinic

Fellows work closely with other professionals in our clinic, which includes advanced practice nurses (APNs), registered nurses, certified diabetes care and educational specialists (CDCES), clinical pharmacists, and a social worker. In addition to the main clinic site at the University of Chicago, fellows can choose to rotate in other locations to broaden their experiences.

Clinical Responsibilities during fellowship training:

Our fellowship is at minimum two years in length with the third year being an optional year focused on Research Training. In general, there is decreasing clinical obligations from the first to the third year of fellowship. Clinical activities include Inpatient Consult Service and Outpatient Clinics. One outpatient clinic session is 1/2 day per week. Whenever possible, two ½-day clinics are combined into a full day to increase efficiency of patient care and allow more un-interrupted time for research.

Inpatient Endo Outpatient Clinics
Fellowship Consult Service Attending Fellows
Fellowship Year 1 3 months 3 1
Fellowship Year 2 2 months 1-2 1
Fellowship Year 3 1 month 0 1

In addition to our adult fellowship, we do offer combined Medicine-Pediatrics Endocrinology training. For more information, please contact us.

Teaching Conferences
The fellows have dedicated teaching each week that includes a fellow lecture given by faculty (given by faculty both in and outside of the section), Endocrine Board review, and Endocrine Research seminar. We also have the fellow-led ‘Endorama’, or Endocrine Grand Rounds, where fellows review complex and difficult cases with the section. To view a sampling of the types of clinical cases our fellows encounter, click here to view the Endocrine Grand Rounds case presentations*.

*All patient identification information has been removed for HIPAA compliance