Division of Endocrinology Training

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The Division of Endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital offers a fertile training ground for young physicians and researchers to receive a rich and varied educational experience, drawing on our close relationship with other world-class clinical teachers and researchers in the Harvard Medical School community.

Residency

We play a major role in training pediatric residents in the Boston Combined Residency Training to become the next generation of primary care pediatricians, subspecialists and leaders in academic centers. Children's residents have voted the Division of Endocrinology's educational program to be among the best at the hospital.

Fellowship

Boston Children's offers an unparalleled opportunity for studying pediatric endocrinology within a strong general pediatric setting.

We provide a 3-year rigorous fellowship program in endocrinology that spans a full range of clinical and research experiences for trainees and is designed for careers in academic endocrinology, combining clinical and research activities.

First Year

In the first year of the three-year program, the focus is on clinical management of outpatient and inpatient disorders:

  • Inpatient service: fellows evaluate and manage all endocrine consultations within the hospital as well as those admitted to the Clinical Research Center, in conjunction with Endocrinology Division faculty.
  • Outpatient service: fellows evaluate and manage patients undergoing complex testing for a wide variety of endocrine disorders as well as patients engaged in clinical research trials. They also carry out an independent clinical research project.
  • Consultation service: fellows provide endocrine consultation to the NICUs at Boston Children’s, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

First year fellows are responsible for preparing and conducting approximately 20 clinical conferences at Boston Children's Hospital and the other Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals. These conferences are intended to provide fellows with the opportunity to investigate clinical topics in depth and to engage a sophisticated group of endocrinologists in discussion.

The end of each outpatient clinical session is highlighted by a lively post-clinic conference in which all trainees review the patients seen that day with attending physicians.

Second and Third Years

  • The second and third years are devoted to a comprehensive investigation of one area of basic or clinical research under the supervision of a faculty preceptor.
  • Second and third year fellows also participate in general endocrinology clinic one-half day per week, and a once-monthly diabetes clinic to maintain continuity of care with patients over at least three years.

Fellowship Program Description

Application

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The fellowship program in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital participates in the ERAS application program. A link to the Boston Children's Hospital website and the description of the fellowship program can be found on the ERAS website under "participating programs" or on our Endocrinology Training page.

Your application and the required information should be transmitted to the program by registration through ERAS. ERAS allows submission of applications starting on November 15, but applicants can begin gathering information on the site prior to that time. Applications to our program will be reviewed starting on December 1st with interviews in the following two months. Final decisions will be made by March 1st.

Your application should include:

  • MyERAS worksheet
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation/Dean's Letter
  • USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG status report (for international medical graduates only)

We will consider fellowship applications from uniquely qualified persons who are not US citizens or permanent residents, but in general we are not able to accept such applicants because they do not qualify for salary support on our training grants.

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