Endocrinology and Diabetes In the Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. We will soon be accepting applications for fellows to start in July 2015 using ERAS.

Overview of our Program at Stanford University

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship is a three year program designed to prepare graduates for clinical or academic careers in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.  Each fellow completes one year of clinical training and two years of either basic science, clinical or translational research.  

Clinical Experiences

The clinical experience consists of either inpatient or outpatient rotations.  During the inpatient rotation the fellow and attending on call consult on services requesting pediatric endocrinology and diabetes involvement as well as care for those patients on the pediatric endocrine and diabetes service.  Together with the certified diabetes educator, dietician and social worker they work as the New Onset Diabetes education team.  The outpatient patient fellow attends two endocrine and two diabetes clinics each week.  Throughout the three years, each fellow has his/her own continuity weekly half day endocrine and half day diabetes clinics.

In the OR

In addition, each fellow has the opportunity to participate in artificial pancreas/closed-loop research studies and gain experience in using varies algorithms using the latest insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems.  During the first year, the fellow is also a member of the medical staff at the local diabetes camp.

The Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) monitors the fellow’s progress in clinical skills during their training.

Educational Experiences

Teaching

The fellows participate in many formal and informal teaching opportunities throughout the year.

Examples include:
-Weekly tutorials to third year medical students about diabetes

-Weekly core topics to pediatric residents

-Morning report, Neonatal Case Conference, PICU Case Conference

-Pediatric Board Review Series

Board Review early

-Neonatal Board Review Series

-Divisional Journal club presentation approximately 4 times per year

-Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology Joint Grand Rounds 2 times per year

 

-Organization of Pediatric Endocrinologists in Northern California Meeting

-National meetings to include: Pediatric Endocrinology Society, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society and Diabetes Therapeutics and Technology meetings

Didactics

The fellows are expected to attend a wide range of didactic sessions.

Examples of Didactic Sessions:
-Annual Clinical Orientation for First Year Fellows including the top Endocrine and Diabetes Emergencies

-Weekly review of inpatient and outpatient interesting/complex cases

-Weekly Pediatric Endocrine Board Review

-Board review later

Weekly Diabetes Clinical Research meeting

-Weekly Joint Pediatric and Adult Endocrine Grand Rounds

-Weekly Genetics Grand Rounds

-Weekly Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

-Monthly Multidisciplinary Clinical Diabetes Conference

-Bi-weekly Department of Pediatrics Fellows College
This provides an opportunity to meet, interact and potentially collaborate with other fellows outside of the Pediatric Endocrinology Division.  All pediatric fellows meet twice a month to attend these lectures.  Topics range from biostatistics to how to negotiate your first job offer.

-The Intensive Course in Clinical Research
Each fellow completes this course in his/her first year.  The fellow spends five days and four evenings immersed in all aspects of research study design and performance. The format combines didactics with intense group/team activities focused on practical issues in clinical research design—from selection of a researchable study question through actual writing of a research proposal. Lectures and panel discussions are presented by an accomplished faculty of Stanford clinical researchers and key leaders from the Stanford community. Every presentation includes a discussion of relevant issues.

Research Experiences

Training in clinical, bench or translational research is an important part of the fellowship training.  During the first year, the fellows meet with possible mentors to formulate ideas for a project.  A Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC) is formed specifically for each project and monitors the progress of the fellow’s research.  In addition, each quarter the project’s progress is reviewed and discussed by the entire Division.  The fellows may choose research mentors from within the Division or outside of the Division (collaboration with other pediatric subspecialties, Adult Endocrinology/Diabetes, Public Health Policy, Biodesign, etc).

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If you have questions

Please contact our Program Director Dr Tandy Aye, MD at taye@stanford.edu in you are interested

Profiles of our faculty and current fellows.

Additional basic information about our program is available at FREIDA. Our number, for the search box is 3260521055.

Our Pediatric Endocrine will be using the match. The NRMP program specific information won't be visible to fellows on the NRMP website until the match opens in January. 

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