Residents in good standing with their current institution are able to participate in a visiting rotation.
The Resident will working closely with the Endocrine Fellows and assigned Attending to address inpatient Endocrinology and Diabetes consultations as assigned.
The Resident will generally spend half of the rotation period with the Fellow and Attending on the Diabetes Inpatient Consultation Service, and half of the rotation assigned to the Inpatient Endocrinology Consultation Service.
The Fellow on each service receives notification of each consultation and notifies the Resident of the patient's location, assigns the Resident to accomplish a history, physical examination and assembly of relevant clinical data before review and discussion in preparation of presentation to the assigned inpatient service attending. The Resident should ideally present each case they work up and be responsible for making and documenting a follow up assessment of the patient at appropriate intervals established through consultation with the fellow and attending.
In addition to the inpatient consultation experience, the Resident will have the opportunity to attend up to four outpatient sessions weekly throughout the rotation:
- A half-day personal primary care continuity clinic;
- A half-day Thyroid Nodule Clinic (Thursday morning from the end of Endocrine Consult rounds until noon, when assigned to Endocrinology consult service); and
- 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 Program 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
- Your CV
If the schedules coincide, the visitor would 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 at the home institution's program;
- What the visitor would be doing in our program; and
- That the home institution will cover the visitor's salary and malpractice insurance during the rotation.
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