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The overall objective of our program is to produce well-trained, competent, compassionate physicians who are certified by the ABIM in Endocrinology. We aim to graduate fellows that are committed to life-long learning and becoming medical pillars in their communities.

Group of 13 people smiling for a photo Endocrinology faculty and fellows celebrate the 2022 graduating class.
 Program Director Dr. Graves with the 2021-22 fellows Former Program Director Dr. Graves with the 2021-22 fellows

Endocrinology fellows rotate at two primary teaching sites:

The University of Kansas Health System Kansas City Kansas campus
The University of Kansas Health System, 
8 months/year

Kansas City Veterans Administrative Medical Center
The Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center (KCVA), 4 months/year

Fellows are expected to attend weekly and monthly Endocrine conferences, interdisciplinary conferences and other Internal Medicine conferences.

Conference Frequency
Endocrinology Core Lecture Weekly 3-4/month
Endocrinology Case Study Series Weekly
Endocrinology Case Conference Monthly
Endocrine Journal Club Monthly
Thyroid/Parathyroid Tumor Board Monthly 3rd Wednesday
Diabetes Care Committee Monthly 3rd Monday
Endocrine Research Conference Monthly
Patient Safety Conference (Morbidity and Mortality Conference) Monthly
Internal Medicine Clinical Pathologic Conference Monthly
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Weekly
GME Curriculum Series Quarterly
Multidisciplinary Pituitary Conference Monthly 1st Thursday
Kansas City Combined Endocrine Fellowships Conference Quarterly

Our training is focused on developing clinical practitioners in diabetes and endocrinology, but a research experience is also required. Six months of your training are dedicated to research, along with projects in quality and improvement and patient safety.

The research experience, linked with didactic teaching and independent learning activities, will prepare the trainee to meet the challenges of rapidly changing technology and new bodies of knowledge.

For fellows primarily directed towards clinical practice and teaching, the research experience will serve as a foundation for a critical appreciation of how new knowledge becomes a part of medical practice. For all fellows, our collective experience is that research, whether basic or clinical, is a stimulating and rewarding experience.

This pathway helps IM residency candidates who want to pursue a career in research to get protected time to continue research during their IM and IM-subspeciality/fellowship training.

The clinical time in IM residency is shortened to 24 months (compared to traditional 36 months) and the clinical time in fellowship is also shorter (12-24 months- the exact time depends on the fellowship).

The candidates can thus get protected time for research (where they will have 80% research commitment while continuing with 20% clinical time). Essentially, this program combines IM residency +/- Fellowship + Research Training.

Learn more about the ABIM Research Pathway.

Fellows are expected to participate in the education of medical students in physical diagnosis, and in education of students, interns and residents who rotate through the Endocrinology service.

For training verifications, please contact Alexis Moore,

Internal Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Pharmacology Division
Mailstop 2024
4000 Cambridge Street
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6841