Endocrinology Advanced Training Tracks
The fellowship offers two distinct tracks, the application for which is
completed at the time of initial application to the program. Two fellows
will follow the three-year Traditional Research Track and one fellow will
follow the two-year Clinical Track. During the first year, the three
fellows are indistinguishable from one another.
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 the 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.
Traditional Research Track
The Traditional Track consists of one clinical year involving Inpatient and
Outpatient rotations, followed by diverse second and third years of the
program with continuity clinics, a broad array of lectures and conferences,
and a major research experience in one of the laboratories at
or a related lab in the area.
The second and third year of training in the Traditional Track will be
devoted to a combination of laboratory and clinical investigation,
including continuity clinics, a broad array of lectures and conferences and
major research experience in one of the division laboratories or a related
lab in the area. The research opportunities are numerous and varied, as
they reflect the research interests of the Endocrine Division faculty.
The Clinical Track consists of two clinical years with no traditional
research project. In lieu of a research project, the fellow will do one to
two large Quality Improvement projects, of their choosing. The second year
of the track will be customized to the interests of the fellow but will
Advanced diabetes training, including pump management and CGMS;
Advanced thyroid ultrasonography and biopsy; and
Additional subspecialty clinics (e.g. lipid/repro/bone).
The Clinical Track Fellow's second year will be divided 50/50 between the
BIDMC and the Joslin Diabetes Center.