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Education

​Clinical Training 

Inpatient Consult Services

UCSD Inpatient Diabetes Service: Fellows rotate through this service in 2-week blocks caring for complex inpatient diabetes patients including those on high dose steroids, tube feeding, TPN, DKA/HHS, post-solid organ transplant, as well as inpatient insulin pump management. 

UCSD Inpatient Endocrine/VA Consult Service: Fellows rotate through this service in 2-week blocks caring for inpatient endocrine consults at all hospitals and diabetes consults at the VA.  Inpatient consults include perioperative management of pituitary and thyroid cases, diabetes insipidus, hyper- and hypocalcemia, adrenal insufficiency, and others.  

Outpatient Continuity Clinics

UCSD MOS Endocrine/Diabetes Clinic: 1 half-day per week (except when rotating on inpatient Endocrine service). Fellows care for a variety of endocrine diseases including thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, diabetes, bone, lipid, neuroendocrine, hypoglycemic, transgender, and reproductive endocrine.  

VA Diabetes Clinic: 2 half days per week (0-1 half days per week when rotating on inpatient services).  Fellows care for complex diabetes patients in this clinic (and MOS continuity clinic above) including management of type 1, type 2, monogenic and pancreatic diabetes, management of insulin pumps, CGM, and automated insulin delivery systems. Fellows work closely with Certified Diabetes Educators, Podiatry, and Registered Dieticians to manage diabetes and complications. 

VA Endocrinology Clinic: 1 half-day per week (except when rotating on inpatient Diabetes service).  Fellows care for a variety of endocrine diseases including thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, diabetes, bone, lipid, neuroendocrine, hypoglycemic, transgender, and reproductive endocrine. 

Outpatient Subspecialty Rotations

Fellows rotate through a variety of subspecialty rotations for 2 half days weekly while on outpatient weeks.  

Throughout fellowship: 

Thyroid FNA clinic
E-consult

1st year Rotations

Obesity
Reproductive Endocrinology
Bone
Pediatric Endocrinology

2nd year Rotations

Diabetes in Pregnancy
Graves Ophthalmology
Transgender
Lipid

Sample Clinical Training Schedule
Fellows may rotate in 2-week blocks through each of the 5 clinical rotations below. 

Research/Scholarly Work

All UCSD Endocrine Fellows complete a minimum of one scholarly activity per year. Examples of scholarly activity include:
  • Published manuscript (original research article, case report, or review article)
  • Poster or oral presentation at a national meeting (ADA, AACE, Endo Society, ATA, ASBMR for example)
  • Oral presentation at a local or regional meeting

Fellows interested in pursuing a career in basic, clinical or translational research will be paired with a research mentor, and may participate in UCSD grant writing and research training programs. 

Educational Teaching Conferences

Fellows and faculty participate in a variety of educational conferences weekly including: 

Endocrine Grand Rounds

Division Grand Rounds attended by all endocrine faculty and fellows. Topics include a wide array of translational and clinical topics. 


Diabetes Case Conference

Faculty and fellows discuss challenging diabetes cases including reviewing CGM and insulin pump downloads.


Endocrine Case Conference: 

Faculty and fellows discuss challenging endocrine cases with guest experts including Endocrine Surgery, ENT, Neurosurgery, Reproductive Endocrinology, Nephrology.  

Fellows Core Lecture

Core lecture series are delivered in block format in a 1-year curriculum.  Each block will review normal physiology, pathophysiology & management, Journal Club, and board review.  Blocks include: 

  • Endocrinology Prep (Acute inpatient management, billing, CGM, and insulin pumps)
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid
  • Bone & Mineral Metabolism
  • Pituitary & Neuroendocrine 
  • Adrenal
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Lipids & Obesity