The goal of the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes training program is to prepare trainees for careers as independent practicing pediatric endocrinologists. Training takes place at the main campus of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The inpatient pediatric facility is located in the Kravis Children's Hospital and the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology has its own dedicated office space where outpatients are seen five days per week. Patients with a broad range of underlying endocrine disorders, from the diverse Tristate area and beyond, are seen in our division. The fellowship is three years, with the first year focusing on clinical care and the second and third years devoted mostly to scholarly activities. Throughout the three years, fellows have twice weekly half-day continuity clinic sessions. Mentoring for research projects begins in the first year and fellows are encouraged to pursue clinical or basic research opportunities based on their fellowship and career goals. Research is presented in national and international conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. Fellows are required to attend and participate in regularly scheduled conferences, including diabetes team rounds, neuroradiology rounds, genetics rounds, endocrine tumor board, journal club, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Diabetes Grand Rounds, and the Annual Mount Sinai Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Symposium.
It is the mission of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes of Icahn School of Medicine to train this specialty's future leaders in clinical care, clinical research, and laboratory investigation.
Robert Rapaport, MD