Advanced Training in Endocrinology

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.

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

General Program Structure

The first year for all fellows is devoted to fulfilling the ABIM and ACGME training requirements. This will include covering the inpatient services along with outpatient clinical experiences. Each fellow will have their own weekly Endocrine Continuity Clinic at BIDMC and a Diabetes Continuity Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center.