Advanced Endocrinology Training 

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism has a particular interest in developing the careers of physicians who are interested in academic medicine and who, in addition to acquiring excellent clinical skills, are also enthusiastic about teaching and research.

The endocrinology program is staffed by clinicians and researchers from both BIDMC and Joslin Diabetes Center. In addition to a long tradition of clinical excellence, the program has substantial strength in research, particularly in the areas of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and obesity. This includes bench-based research and clinical research. The program also has a close affiliation with a number of Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals.

The endocrinology fellowship offers two distinct tracks. During year one, the three fellows are indistinguishable from one another.

  • Two fellows will follow the three-year Research Track. This Research Track is only available to US citizens and permanent residents due to funding restrictions.
  • One fellow will follow the two-year Clinical Track, which is open to all applicants.

General Program Structure

The first year for all fellows is typically devoted to fulfilling the ABIM and ACGME clinical training requirements. This clinical year is also known as the Longwood Area Training program, due to the collaboration with Harvard-affiliated hospitals in the Longwood Medical Area. It involves intensive inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations at BIDMC, the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston IVF and Boston Children's Hospital.

All trainees will follow a rigorous course of training, with close supervision by their mentors, supplemented by the many and varied scientific and educational resources available, not only within Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, but throughout the Longwood/Harvard Medical Area.