Division of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology
Fellowship Training in Endocrinology
The Division offers two tracks of fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism. The first is a two-year clinical tract while the second is a three-year research tract. Applicants interested in an academic career are strongly advised to consider the three-year research program. This fellowship tract includes one year of clinical training and two years of laboratory research under the direction of a preceptor. The research training is complemented by participation in seminars, formal data presentation and interactions with members of the basic science departments. Endocrine research is ongoing in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology, and Biophysics. Training also includes instruction in preparation of grant applications. Trainees in this tract maintain a continuity clinic throughout the three years of training. The number of trainees in this tract varies depending on the funding opportunities and the number of applicants.
The two-year training program is designed to prepare the fellow for a career as a clinical endocrinologist. The total number of trainees in the two-year clinical tract program is 6 fellows. The program has two primary training sites: University Hospitals/ Case Medical center and The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center with an additional site (Metro-Health Medical Center serving as a site for elective rotations.
Fellows admitted to either tracts of training should have had successfully completed three years of training in Internal medicine at an ACGME-accredited program. Applications for fellowship training go the ERAS system. Fellows receive didactic lectures, seminars and clinical training in the management of problems in all areas of endocrinology and metabolism. This clinical training involves inpatient consultation services and outpatient clinics, and includes experiences in pediatric endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology. All trainees are expected to participate in research projects under the guidance of faculty preceptors.