Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Second Year

Second-year fellows are expected to develop skills in the design and performance of high quality experiments in the area of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism under the direct supervision of a research mentor.

During the first year, fellows will visit principal investigators associated with the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism to learn about their work and opportunities for research training. Fellows then select an area in which they wish to work, and work out an arrangement and mutually defined research project with their faculty mentor.

During this year fellows should become familiar with:

  1. General laboratory techniques
  2. Technologies for molecular and cellular biology
  3. Experimental design, performance of experiments and interpretation of data that is generated from the studies
  4. Basics of statistical analysis
  5. Experience with effective oral and written communication
  6. Continued development of skills and critical evaluation of scientific literature

Second-year fellows also attend Endocrinology continuity clinics and the following conferences, unless their attendance at a specific conference interferes with an important experiment that cannot be carried out at other times.

Monday p.m.: Endocrine Fellows Conference

Friday a.m.: Endocrine Clinical Conference

Friday a.m.: Research Conference

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