Educational Curriculum

The fellowship has strong educational, research and patient care components and is supported by the division’s full time and volunteer faculty. Training is based at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, the primary teaching hospital of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

In order to achieve the goals of the program, the twenty-four months of training are structured into two progressively advancing levels of ACGME competency-based objectives, with an aim of building the medical knowledge, technical skills and competencies of the trainee.  

Fellows in the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism training program will acquire expertise to care for patients with a vast diversity of endocrine and metabolic problems. Our emphasis is to provide fellows with solid medical knowledge and technical skills that will make you a clinically astute endocrinologist. This will prepare fellows for productive careers as general endocrinologists or subspecialists. Clinical training with academic faculty motivated for inquiry and scholarship will also prepare the fellow for academic endocrinology as a clinician or physician scientist. We feel that the more career options fellows have once they leave the program the better.  

Through caring for our diverse patient population, fellows learn to treat a wide array of disease states including diabetes mellitus, obesity, thyroid conditions, bone and mineral metabolism disorders, adrenal and pituitary disorders.   

The curriculum addresses the art, science and business of medicine. Weekly conferences include journal clubs, research presentations, a core didactic curriculum conference, case management conferences, and tumor boards.

Fellows are involved in the educational training of residents and medical students during their electives in our division and as preceptors in the physical diagnosis course.  

Fellows participate in quality improvement/performance improvement projects and contribute to committees including but not limited to the graduate medical education committee, hospital diabetes committee, and hospital nutrition committee.   

In addition, fellows have the opportunity to take part in both laboratory-based basic scientific research and clinical research projects in the division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.  Our fellows are funded to present their research at national conferences yearly.  

We encourage the fellows to seek educational and professional experiences outside of our institution by joining regional and national professional societies and attending outside educational opportunities. We purchase a subscription to the Endocrine Society’s “Fellows Training Series” for each fellow which includes an In-Training Exam, online procedural training modules, and subspecialty modules. Our faculty is well connected to several major national societies such as the ADA, ATA, Pituitary Society, Endocrine Society and AACE and we encourage fellows to begin long-term involvement in these premier societies.  

The combination of the clinical activity, conferences and research opportunities creates a well-balanced program in which to develop in the field of endocrinology and launch successful careers.

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