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.
Sample Clinical Training Schedule
Thyroid FNA clinic
1st year Rotations
2nd year Rotations
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Fellows may rotate in 2-week blocks through each of the 5 clinical rotations below.
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)
- Bone & Mineral Metabolism
- Pituitary & Neuroendocrine
- Reproductive Endocrinology
- Lipids & Obesity