First-year fellows are responsible for inpatient consultations and participate in Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Clinic. The inpatient experience consists of consultations at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West. Fellows are exposed to a full range of endocrine and metabolic disorders, including:
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Thyroid dysfunction and tumors
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Lipid Disorders
- Pituitary Disease
- Parathyroid dysfunction
- Adrenal gland hypo/hyper activity
- Diseases of ovaries and testes
- Fluid/Electrolyte abnormalities
- Nutrition Support / Parenteral Nutrition
During the first year of training, fellows work with a specialized Diabetes Team of physicians, nurses and nutritionists learning to provide rapid, optimal and comprehensive care to diabetic inpatients and clinic patients. In doing so, they become familiar with the various modalities of diabetes treatment, including multiple injection therapy, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.
In the second year, fellows participate in a variety of additional experiences including the following possible rotations:
- High Risk Obstetrics
- Pituitary Surgery
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Lipid Elective
- Pituitary/Neuroendocrine (MSKCC)
- Reproductive Endocrinology (Male)
- Reproductive Endocrinology (Female)
- Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration
- Thyroid Cytology
- Transgender Medicine
- Vascular Surgery
- Diabetes Pumps/CGMs:
The remainder of the second year is devoted to a research project chosen by the fellow in partnership with a large number of potential mentors throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. This choice is best made during the first year so that a full year’s experience can be gained resulting in a useful body of work.
Academic and Educational Resources
All fellows attend various conferences throughout the academic year at MSBI, MSM, MSW, and on the main uptown Mount Sinai campus. These include Clinical Case Discussions, Endocrine Curriculum Conferences, Journal Clubs, multidisciplinary Endocrine and Head and Neck Surgery Thyroid/Parathyroid Conferences, Adrenal Conferences, and Pituitary Conferences. Fellows meet with the Division Chief weekly to discuss patient cases and ongoing projects and to assess progress.
The overall goal for our Fellowship Training Program is to produce independently functioning and continuously improving Endocrinologists with an understanding of the science and art of medicine; to measure how trainees meet these expectations we have set our specific goals for each rotation and our evaluation system around the ACGME fundamental goals and outcomes which stretch across all specialties.
The program fulfills all of the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine for sub- specialty training. Fellows are “board-eligible” after the second year of training.
Fellows participating in a simulation session for ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration technique of thyroid nodules.