The fellowship has the traditional educational, research and patient care components and is supported by the division's full time and clinical faculty. Training is based at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, the primary teaching site of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Fellows may participate in research projects related to clinical, basic science or both with any of the fulltime faculty members in the division. Clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical industry are routinely conducted in the division. Current faculty research interests include: osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases; hyperlipidemia; diabetes and obesity; exercise physiology; and thyroid disorders.
The combination of the clinical activity, academic conferences and presentations and the elective time creates a well-balanced program in which to develop in the field of endocrinology. Through caring for patients, fellows learn to treat a wide array of disease states, including diabetes, thyroid nodules, cancer, adrenal and pituitary disorders. In addition to clinical duties, fellows have academic exercises consisting of clinical and basic science journal clubs, clinical case conferences and research meetings. Teaching medical house staff and students is also an integral part of the fellows' daily routine.
The endocrinology fellowship program was reaccredited in 2007 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and was commended for its demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME's requirements for graduate medical education.