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The Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes Fellowship Program at Einstein Healthcare Network is a two-year, ACGME-accredited, clinically-oriented program accepting two fellows per year. Our goal is to provide excellent training in the science and practice of endocrinology through mentored relationships, lectures, conferences, clinical research, and direct patient exposure. We plan for our fellows to achieve progressive independence towards becoming competent clinicians, caring practitioners, effective teachers, and life-long students of endocrinology.
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The Division of Endocrinology currently has six full-time faculty members. It is part of an academic center with over 400 residents in 30 accredited training programs. The program provides an outstanding setting in which to learn. Einstein Healthcare Network has extremely busy inpatient and outpatient services. Our division provides care at two acute care hospitals, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Einstein at Elkins Park, and five outpatient offices in a variety of neighborhoods.
Some special highlights of our institution and program include:
Thriving programs in liver and kidney transplantation at Einstein Hospital;
- Center for excellence in bariatric surgery at Elkins Park Hospital;
- Cooperation with the PRIDE Program for comprehensive transgender care including gender-affirming hormone therapy;
- Consultation service at Willowcrest Skilled Nursing Facility, which provides an unusual continuity of patient care after the acute inpatient setting;
- Consultation service at MossRehab, rated among the top rehabilitation hospitals in the US. This opportunity provides a unique view of endocrine issues of post-surgical and brain injury patients, like hypopituitarism after brain trauma or diabetes management in chronic alternative feeding methods;
- Elective to serve as staff at Setebaid, a week long diabetes summer camp.
Fellows see outpatients in clinic 2 – 4 half days per week. They are responsible for the inpatient consult service at the two primary facilities on a rotation basis. Second year fellows have electives in reproductive endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, and options to rotate in a variety of specialty clinics like bariatrics, lipid clinic, osteoporosis clinic as well as with radiology in nuclear medicine and bone densitometry. They will also have dedicated time to participate in a research project. There will be opportunities to practice thyroid ultrasounds. Current fellows are performing 15-20 fine needle thyroid aspirations during training. In addition to regular teaching rounds and case conferences, fellows participate in monthly pathology conference, journal club, and research conference. Fellow participation in external conferences is encouraged and supported, for example those sponsored by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation and national meetings like ENDO and AACE.