Clinical Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Clinical Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery provides fellows with an immersion in the study and practice of diseases of the endocrine organs (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and endocrine pancreas). Our fellows will achieve expert-level knowledge and skill-based confidence by the end of the experience.

The curriculum is based on the specifications of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and is designed to build on and to follow the current Residency Review Committee (RRC) and American Board of Surgery (ABS) requirements for General Surgery training. It is an expectation of the ABS that a qualified surgeon is knowledgeable in the management of endocrine surgery; therefore, our curriculum does not restate the learning objectives required of all general surgeons but rather builds upon the concepts.

Academic and Research Requirements

In addition to gaining clinical and technical experience, it is expected that the fellow will participate in nonclinical educational endeavors. These activities will be documented and validated by the program director.

It is mandatory that all fellows attend didactic educational sessions. The didactic sessions may include specially designated endocrine surgery textbook review sessions, journal clubs, peer-review conferences, and resident teaching rounds.

The following topics must be covered during the fellowship:

  • Epidemiology of the different endocrine-related disease processes
  • History of endocrine surgery
  • Physiology and interactive mechanisms of the endocrine organs
  • Preoperative evaluation of the endocrine surgical patient
  • Postoperative management of the endocrine patient
  • Laparoscopic versus open approaches
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Central and lateral neck lymph node dissections
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parathyroid autotransplantation
  • Reoperative thyroid surgery
  • Reoperative parathyroid surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Enucleations and formal pancreatic resections for PNETs
  • Managing postoperative complications
  • Endocrine disease process in childhood and adolescence
  • Outcomes of endocrine surgery

Fellows are encouraged to participate in the biweekly resident educational conferences and the morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences.

Fellows are expected to conduct research and are expected to complete at least one clinical and/or research project during the fellowship and submit it to a national or regional society. The research project should to be accepted for presentation by the conference or for publication in the journal to which it was submitted.

Fellows are expected to participate in and lead monthly thyroid and adrenal conferences.

Salaries and Benefits

Our fellowship program offers a competitive salary and benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants must have completed an RRC-approved (or international equivalent) general surgery residency program. The fellow must be board-certified or in the examination process by the ABS (i.e., “board eligible”). Exceptions for entry into fellowship for international candidates may be granted by the Program Director. However, ultimate certification will be dependent upon the fellow’s ability to meet all stipulated requirements.

Please apply through the AAES website. Contact our Fellowship Program Coordinator for any questions regarding the application process, at 212-241-0949.

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