Fellowship Application Procedure


The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center Joint Fellowship girl at computerProgram in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is no longer accepting applications from candidates interested in joining the program in July 2018. We will be holding interviews through the end of October and will be participating in the National Resident match for Endocrinology.

The program accepts up to three fellows each year. Applicants must complete at least three years of residency training in Internal Medicine prior to starting the Fellowship.

Interested candidates should apply via ERAS. After receipt of a complete application, selected candidates will be invited for interviews with members of the BIDMC and JDC faculty. Foreign medical school graduates are eligible to apply, however candidates on H1B visas will not be accepted. Candidates on J1 visas will only be considered for the 2-year Clinical Track.

The following materials are required for application into the Fellowship program.

  • Common Application Form (CAF);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Personal Statement (one to two pages)
    • This statement should include a description of your career goals, your interests in Endocrinology and the reason why you have selected this particular training pathway;
  • Medical School Transcript (optional);
  • MSPE/Dean's letter (optional);
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Minimum: 3, Maximum: 4
    • No specific type of letter is required, may include Chairs Letter
    • Residency Program Director is preferred);
  • Wallet-sized Color Photo (optional);
  • USMLE Transcripts (optional);
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate (if applicable) and
  • USMLE scores for Step 1, 2, and 3
    • Applicant must pass Step 3 prior to beginning fellowship.

Applications are processed and interviews are scheduled by our Division Coordinator, Courtney Anderson.

The fellowship offers two distinct tracks. During year one, the three fellows are indistinguishable from one another. Two fellows will follow the three-year Traditional 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 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 BIDMC, Joslin 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. Clinical Track 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 include: 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.

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

  • Two fellows will follow the three-year Traditional 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 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 BIDMC,Joslin 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.

Clinical Track

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 include:

  • 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.

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