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
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
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
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 Emily Shaw,
Administrative Coordinator, with the following information:
Your PGY level;
Specific dates of availability; and
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 factsheet;
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.