Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

The goal of St. Luke’s Endocrinology Fellowship is to provide comprehensive education and training in the field of clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes.

By the end of training the fellow should be able to:

  1. Have an advanced understanding of endocrine physiology.
  2. Utilize knowledge gained for the diagnosis, management, treatment, and prevention of endocrine related disorders.
  3. Critically review laboratory evaluation as well as primary literature in endocrinology.
  4. Apply clinical, system-based, problem-based, and communication skills to the care of patients as a consultant in endocrinology.
  5. Provide cost-conscious, ethical, humanistic care to their patients.
  6. Form a hypothesis led research, quality improvement, or equivalent scholarly activity.

Throughout the two years of training, each fellow will build and maintain a continuity practice.

The inpatient and outpatient rotations will provide broad exposure to the field of Endocrinology at various sites within the Network. A research rotation is offered to provide an opportunity to pursue research and other scholarly projects with faculty. Fellows are encouraged to pursue scholarly activity outside of the endocrinology division as well.

Training in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy, DXA interpretations, insulin pump management, and continuous glucose monitor interpretation will take place throughout training.

The first year of training will focus on general care of endocrinology patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings including exposure to diabetes education and insulin pump training. The second year of training will continue to provide inpatient and outpatient endocrinology experience as well as provide opportunities in elective rotations including, but not limited to, radiology and thyroid ultrasound and biopsy, pediatric endocrinology, weight management, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and maternal fetal medicine. We also offer a unique ambulatory rotation block which provides the fellow experience in a few endocrinology-related outpatient specialties in the same block such as nephrology, podiatry, wound care, optometry, and lipids. During the second year of training, fellows are encouraged to attend Endocrine University as well as an additional conference where they have the opportunity to present scholarly activity.

    • Outpatient focused
      • Anderson location: 8 weeks
      • Warren location: 8 weeks
      • Center Valley location: 10 weeks
    • Inpatient: 18 weeks
    • Research: 4 weeks
    • Elective: 4 weeks
    • Outpatient focused
      • Anderson and Warren locations: 4 weeks
      • Center Valley location: 20 weeks
    • Inpatient: 6 weeks
    • Pediatric Endocrinology: 4 weeks
    • Elective: 14 weeks
    • Research: 4 weeks