The Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship program at Wake Forest School of Medicine attracts bright and highly motivated individuals who become actively involved in all aspects of section activities, and go on to success in both academic and private practice settings.
The Endocrinology and Metabolism fellowship accepts two fellows every year into its two-year program. The training program is fully compliant with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines and received the maximal length of accreditation, with no citations. The passing rate on the certifying board examination in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism has been 100% over the past 30 years.
The fellowship encompasses all areas of endocrinology, including rotations in:
- Reproductive endocrinology
- Pediatric endocrinology
- Endocrinology imaging (bone densitometry, thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound, nuclear medicine)
- Weight management and nutrition
- Diabetes technology
- Research and quality improvement
Fellows gain a rich experience in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsies. Interpretation of bone density testing and thorough experience in use of insulin infusion pumps and related diabetes care technology are also featured.
Clinical training involves exposure to a diverse group of patients with the full spectrum of endocrine disorders seen in outpatient consultations, outpatient continuing care experiences and inpatient consultations at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the VA Outpatient Clinic in Kernersville.
Why Train at Wake Forest?
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is well-known for its research in diabetes, lipid metabolism, women's health and minority health care, with investigation spanning the spectrum from genetic and biochemical to epidemiological and public health.
Wake Forest School of Medicine ranks in the top third nationally for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and combines academic excellence with a warm, supportive environment for learning and for living. US News and World Report has ranked us in the top 25 best endocrinology programs in the United States on numerous occasions.
Our fellowship program in Endocrinology is small, personable and strongly oriented to patient care. Our highest value is excellence in patient care, and education is always the first priority.
Specific areas of faculty interest and research include:
- Thyroid disorders
- The endocrinology of women's health
- Medical education
- Fellows' core curriculum conference given by faculty (weekly)
- Endocrine Grand Rounds, featuring external speakers (weekly)
- Thyroid/adrenal tumor board (monthly)
- Pituitary tumor board (quarterly)
- Diabetes team conference (quarterly)
- Journal Club (quarterly)