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.
Endocrinology faculty and fellows celebrate the 2022 graduating class.
Program Director Dr. Graves with the 2021-22 fellows
Endocrinology fellows rotate at two primary teaching sites:
The University of Kansas Health System,
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.
|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.
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.