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 32 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
  • Lipid Management
  • Wound Care 
  • Research and quality improvement

Welcome from the Program Director

"Our fellowship is an intimate yet comprehensive program that emphasizes patient care while exposing our trainees to all aspects of the field of endocrinology.  I am confident that you will find Wake Forest to be a place of academic excellence with a warm, supportive environment for learning and living." -Dr. Kristen Hairston, Fellowship Program Director

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.

Current Fellows' Perspectives

Hear from current fellows of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship program at Wake Forest as they share their perspective and experience as a fellow in the program.

Diversity and Inclusion

Under the leadership of Dr. Julie Freischlag, our first woman CEO and Dean of the School of Medicine, and Lilicia Bailey, MBA, MA, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity will continue to build upon these efforts to achieve excellence in inclusion and health equity for all. In January 2018, David McIntosh, PhD, was named Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. 

This office will work collaboratively with various departments and groups within our organization such as the Women In Medicine and Science, The Kenndey Hopkins Scholars Mentor Program, the CTSI Programs in Community Engagement, and the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity as well as our community partners to uphold our Diversity Core Value to Honor Individuality and Protect the Dignity of All. This core value is demonstrated through creating an inclusive environment for our staff, faculty, trainees, students, patients and families.