The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition offers an ACGME-accredited two-year fellowship starting July 1st of each year. Fellows are appointed for one year, with reappointment occurring in November for the following academic year. Currently, the division supports four clinical fellowship positions. Our mission is for fellows to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for providing ethical, humanistic, high-quality and cost-effective care of patients with diabetes and disorders of endocrinology and metabolism in the inpatient and ambulatory settings.
Training takes place at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group faculty practice (outpatient), Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (inpatient) and Saint Peter's University Hospital (outpatient). The training program provides opportunities to observe and manage inpatients, outpatients and consults, along the spectrum of endocrine disease. Fellows are supervised and closely mentored by dedicated faculty.
Trainees are an integral part of the inpatient multidisciplinary cardiovascular surgery and heart and renal transplants teams. The fellows develop their procedural skills using an onsite DEXA machine, continuous glucose monitors and a thyroid ultrasound machine.
In order to achieve the goals of the program, the twenty-four months of training are structured into two progressively advancing levels of competency-based objectives, with an aim of building the medical knowledge, technical skills and competencies of the trainee. The curriculum addresses the art, science and business of medicine, in addition to regularly scheduled conferences, including journal clubs, research presentations, case presentations and neurosurgery and endocrine surgery tumor boards.
Fellows are regularly involved in the educational training of residents and medical students. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to take part in both laboratory-based basic scientific research and clinical research programs in the division.