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Clinical Rotators

Residents in good standing with their current institution are able to participate in a visiting rotation.

The rotator will generally spend half of the rotation period with the fellow and attending on the Diabetes Inpatient Consultation Service and the other half of the rotation assigned to the Inpatient Endocrinology Consultation Service.

The fellow on each service receives notification of each consultation and notifies the rotator of the patient's location. The fellow then assigns the rotator to take a history and physical examination and assembly of relevant clinical data before reviewing and discussing the data, in preparation for presentation to the assigned attending.

The rotator should ideally present each case, and be responsible for making and documenting follow-up assessments at appropriate intervals established through consultation with the fellow and attending.

In addition to the inpatient consultation experience, the rotator will have the opportunity to attend up to four outpatient sessions weekly throughout the rotation:

  1. A half-day personal primary care continuity clinic;
  2. A half-day Thyroid Nodule Clinic (Thursday morning from the end of Endocrine Consult rounds until noon, when assigned to Endocrinology consult service); and
  3. Three half-day Diabetes Outpatient Sessions arranged through the Joslin Diabetes Center.

What is required to do an elective (aka Rotatorship) in this program?

  • In order to offer the best teaching experience, we limit the number of internal/visiting residents and interns to two at any given time. Please check with the Administrative Coordinator about open dates.
  • Rotatorships in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis and there are only a few per academic year. To get on the waiting list, please email Jennifer Seadia, Administrative Coordinator, with the following information:
    • Your PGY level;
    • Specific dates of availability; and
    • Your CV.

If the schedules coincide, the rotator will have to submit the following documents at least 30 days in advance of the rotation:

  • A copy of the Massachusetts License (Limited or Full);
  • A current CV;
  • A copy of the malpractice insurance facesheet;
  • Employee health screening results;
  • A signed CORI application; and
  • An affiliation agreement form (from the visitor's home institution), which includes statements of:
    • Good standing in the home institution's program;
    • What the rotator will be doing; and
    • The home institution's agreement to cover the resident's salary and malpractice insurance during the rotation.

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism no longer accepts clinical observers.

Contact Information

Endocrinology Fellowship Program
Department of Medicine; Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Gryzmish 626
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-5015
Fax: 617-667-7060 
jseadia@bidmc.harvard.edu