Educational Components of Our Fellowship Program


WEEKLY

CONFERENCES

For the first academic month, the Endocrine faculty cover a range of “urgent” Endocrine topics specifically directed toward the new fellows. Thereafter, the first and third weeks of every month is a case conference, chosen by the fellow and inspired by an interesting patient seen in the clinic or on the consultation service. The case and a brief review of the literature are presented to faculty, fellows, PA’s and rotating residents and students. The second week of every month is a journal club where fellows present a paper from the recent literature, mentored by a faculty member. Instruction in critically reviewing the literature and presenting is included. The fourth week of every month is a research meeting, presented by faculty and directed toward a practical introduction to the research being done in our division.

Scheduled rotations

CONSULTATION SERVICE

Fellows participate on a busy consultation service covering both the VA hospital and the UF Health hospitals. Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of inpatient Endocrine conditions.

WEEKLY

ENDOCRINE GRAND ROUNDS

Endocrine faculty, visiting faculty from the University of Florida and other universities present clinical or research oriented talks to the division.

SCHEDULED ROTATIONS

OUTPATIENT CLINICS

Fellows participate in 5-6 half day clinics weekly (during non-consult months) at the VA hospital and the UF Health complex. These include general Endocrinology, Diabetes, Thyroid, Pituitary, and Lipid clinics. Thyroid clinics include instruction in thyroid ultrasound and biopsy. Rotations with Pediatric Endocrinology and Reproductive Endocrinology as well as many other electives can be arranged.

WEEKLY

BOARD REVIEW

Fellows and the program director meet for an hour a week to review ESAP questions, synchronized with suggested reading.

MONTHLY

PATHOLOGY CONFERENCE

Fellows and faculty meet with the cytopathologist to review all pertinent pathology slides related to recent patients seen by the service.

WEEKLY

MEDICINE GRAND ROUND CONFERENCES

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds are held weekly; all faculty and fellows are encouraged to attend.

Monthly

TUMOR BOARD CONFERENCES

Fellows and faculty meet to review all pertinent tumor cases related to recent patients seen by the service. This would include individual Endocrine, Thyroid & Thyroid-Parathyroid conferences throughout the month.

WEEKLY

RESEARCH REVIEW

All research faculty and all fellows participate in an informal weekly review of on-going research in the division.