The first year is primarily spent on clinical activities with most time spent on specific blocks devoted to either outpatient or inpatient pediatric endocrinology. A continuity outpatient experience is started in the 1st year. During this 1st year, each fellow has protected time to select a primary research mentor and begins a research project with either a clinical or basic science focus. Opportunities for this include research projects at Seattle Children’s Hospital or in the laboratory of an endocrine faculty member at the University of Washington. Fellows will regularly present cases for discussion and present 2 journal clubs.
In the second year, fellows continue with clinical work with 3 inpatient blocks of 4 weeks each, but spend the majority of their time in the execution of their scholarly product based on the primary research focus. A higher degree such as one of the Masters programs at The University of Washington is also highly encouraged.