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Endocrinology Fellowship Curriculum

Curriculum Description

Our Fellowship Program is a 2 -year program with an emphasis on developing fully independent, qualified excellent Endocrinologists. Our program depends upon close interaction with the faculty and staff, with ready availability of faculty for teaching and discussion. The collegial atmosphere with co-trainees, faculty and staff is fostered, We accomplish the ACGME expectations and requirements for Endocrinology with an active combination of Continuity Clinics, Inpatient services at CUMC, Endocrine and Diabetes Specialty area clinics, Insulin Pump Clinics, Endocrine Procedures clinic, that includes thyroid biopsies and ultrasounds at the VA. Fellows participate in a weekly General Endocrine Clinic at the VA during a 4-month rotation each year. Rotations in Pediatric Endocrinology and Reproductive Endocrinology round out the curriculum. Weekly Endocrine conferences for Case Presentations, Core Lectures by the Faculty, Journal Club and special invited lectures are a mainstay of the schedule to assure completion of the ACGME medical knowledge requirements over 2 years.

Each Fellow is expected to prepare an abstract and present it as a poster or oral presentation at one of the national endocrine meetings each year. These projects may include data analysis and preparation under the mentorship of faculty with an active project. The expectation is to publish these before graduating from the program. Each Fellow will participate in a QI project for presentation at the local CUMC QI symposium each year. The expectation is one QI project per Fellow that can be initiated in the first year and continued and completed in the second year. Fellows also participate in one hospital or university committee to provide their viewpoint for important topics such as DKA protocols, insulin infusion protocols and safety issues.

Our practice is to review progress and evaluation with each Fellow every 3 months to build a comprehensive portfolio for use when seeking employment after graduation. We have found this to be a highly constructive approach to monitor progress towards independent practice, and to make certain all requirement have been accomplished. Of note, our Fellows have a 100% pass rate on the Endocrinology Board exam among those who have taken it. All of our Fellows are currently working in active clinical practices in private or academic settings.

We look forward to working with each of our Fellows, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in their education

  • Endocrine Grand Rounds: Case Presentations
  • Endocrine Fellowship Lectures
  • Endocrine Journal Club
  • Endocrine Board Review

Program provides a wide variety of experience both clinically and with ongoing research. Training sites include:

  • CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
  • CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - University Campus
  • Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
  • CHI Health Clinic Dundee
  • Pediatric and Reproductive Clinic rotations