Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)/Joslin Diabetes Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is a unified three-year program that recruits three new fellows each year.
The BIDMC/Joslin training program results in board eligibility in Endocrinology and many graduates remain in the academic sphere. The program is supported by an NIH Training Grant. In addition to the clinical fellowship, many postdoctoral research fellows work within the Division research laboratories.
We have a particular interest in developing the careers of physicians who are interested in academic medicine and who, in addition to acquiring excellent clinical skills, are also enthusiastic about teaching and research.
The program is staffed by clinicians and researchers from both institutions. In addition to a long tradition of clinical excellence, both programs have substantial strength in research, particularly in the areas of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and obesity. This includes bench-based research and clinical research.
General Program Structure
Two fellows will follow the three-year Traditional Track and one fellow will follow the two-year Clinical Track.
The Traditional Track consists of one clinical year involving Inpatient rotations at BIDMC, followed by diverse second and third years of the program with continuity clinics, a broad array of lectures and conferences, and a major research experience in one of the laboratories at BIDMC, Joslin or a related lab in the area. The Clinical Track consists of two clinical years with no traditional research project.
The first year is typically devoted to fulfilling the ABIM and ACGME clinical training requirements. The clinical year is also known as the Longwood Area Training program, due to the collaboration with Harvard-affiliated hospitals in the Longwood Medical Area. It involves intensive inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations at the BIDMC, the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston IVF and Boston Children's Hospital.
The second and third year of training in the Traditional Track will be devoted to a combination of laboratory and clinical investigation, including continuity clinics, a broad array of lectures and conferences and major research experience in one of the division laboratories or a related lab in the area. The research opportunities are numerous and varied, as they reflect the research interests of the Endocrine Division faculty.
All trainees will follow a rigorous course of training, with close supervision by their mentors, supplemented by the many and varied scientific and educational resources available not only within Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, but throughout the Longwood / Harvard Medical Area.