General Information - Endocrinology
Creighton University offers a two-year subspecialty training program for physicians who have completed postgraduate training in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Internal Medicine Residency Program. The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and is approved for a total of three fellows. In academic years beginning with an even number, the program accepts one new fellow. In academic years beginning with an odd number, the program accepts two new fellows.
Education and Experience
The fellowship is designed to provide advanced training and clinical experience in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. It exposes trainees to all aspects of the subspecialty and prepares them to successfully assume roles as clinicians, educators and/or investigators. Fellows work closely with the program director and other faculty, where open communication and interaction is encouraged.
Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of endocrine and metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, parathyroid, calcium, vitamin D and bone disorders. They are assigned to the inpatient consult service, continuity clinics and specialty clinics. There is minimal call on the endocrine service. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Bone Metabolism, Osteoporosis and Diabetes Centers that offer a vast array of patient and research activities.
Clinical experience is complemented by a strong academic program that consists of core lectures and conferences by expert faculty. Creighton University is home to internationally recognized educators and researchers who participate in fellowship training.
Fellows assist with teaching activities and serve as a resource and mentor for medical students and house staff rotating on the endocrine service. They are responsible for organizing and presenting rounds, conferences and Journal Clubs. They participate in research projects and work with a faculty mentor to present and/or publish their findings on a national level.
The principal fellowship training facility is the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center, with additional clinical experience at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. All training facilities are located in Omaha, Nebraska, and are a short driving distance from each other.
ABIM Subspecialty Exam
Graduates of the fellowship program are expected to take the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) subspecialty examination in endocrinology and metabolic diseases. Fellows participate in in-service training exams and board review sessions during fellowship. Graduates consistently perform well on the board exam and have ample employment opportunities in their subspecialty.