Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Overview and Program Objectives

The goal of the first-year program is to provide fellows with rigorous, high-level, academically-based training in all aspects of clinical endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism so that they may acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience required to function as high-level subspecialty consultants and teachers. Fellows also supervise and lead 2-3 discussions per week with Internal Medicine residents who rotate in this division.

The goal of the second-year program is to provide the basis for development of skills to design and perform high quality research.

Occasionally, fellows with a very strong interest in research may be offered a program in which the clinical activities are divided more evenly over 2 years and research is carried out from the beginning of the program.

Although all required training is completed in 2 years, fellows who want more research training may be able to remain in the laboratory for additional years according to arrangements made between the Fellow and their research mentor.

The program involves faculty and resources from Einstein's East and West Campuses, including the four hospitals located on those sites.

Specific Program Objectives 

  1. To acquire expertise in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
  2. To acquire advanced skills in patient interviewing and examination, especially examination of the fundi, thyroid, breasts, penis, testicles, and female pelvic organs.
  3. To acquire expertise in performing thyroid aspirations, and hormone stimulation and suppression tests including their indications and interpretations.
  4. To acquire expertise in ordering a wide variety of laboratory tests related to endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, in addition to understanding their indications, interpretations, specifications, sensitivities and cost in diagnosis and monitoring therapy.
  5. To learn how to critically review literature and use scientific data to aid in patient management.
  6. To gain expertise in critically reviewing medical literature and synthesizing information for presentation in one-hour conferences as well as in manuscripts.
  7. To gain expertise in laboratory techniques of cellular and molecular biology, related to investigation of disorders of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. This includes the use and care of common laboratory equipment, the basis of radiation safety and use of radio- isotopes, interpretation of laboratory data, knowledge of statistical analysis and synthesis and organization of data for presentation in our research conferences and in manuscripts.
  8. To acquire expertise in experimental design and statistical analysis.
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