Endocrinology Fellowship
Curriculum

First Year

First year is spent on clinical activities in outpatient and inpatient settings. 40 weeks in time blocks of 2 weeks are scheduled for inpatient or outpatient responsibilities. Inpatient Endocrine Primary and Endocrine consult services are separate services, staffed by different attending faculty. The fellow on service is assigned to one service and is not responsible for both the primary and consult services during the day. During outpatient blocks, the fellow is expected to attend 4-7 half day clinics/week of faculty’s patients, either general endocrine, diabetes, or multispecialty clinics. Fellow continuity clinic is started in year one. Eight weeks of research time is set aside for the fellow to meet and select a research mentor and formulate a research project. During division seminars, fellows will present cases for discussion, evaluate manuscripts for journal club, and present research ideas.  

Second Year

In the second year, fellows continue with 12 weeks of clinical work in addition to weekly continuity clinic. The majority of the time is spent in the execution of their chosen research project. Coursework to complete a higher degree such as one of the Masters programs at the University of Washington is possible and encouraged.

Third Year

In the third year, fellows complete 8 weeks of clinical work in addition to weekly continuity clinic. Scholarly work continues, with expectation that scholarly work product be presented at national meetings and/or in a manuscript submitted for publication. The third year fellow is expected to take an active/supervisory role in teaching of residents and students.