In our Endocrine Medicine Rotation program at Wake Forest School of Medicine, internal medicine residents are intimately involved in patient care and have significant autonomy in decision-making.

Although nearly all rotations occur at the medical school or medical center, the department also has a large community-based ambulatory health center. Residents may spend time in underserved areas of the Winston-Salem community, gaining insight into the challenges faced by patients and providers.

Wake Forest is a national leader in evidence-based medicine (EBM). Residents are taught to be leaders in EBM and learn to critically appraise and apply the best evidence from the medical literature at the bedside and in clinic. Upper-level residents assume an important role in teaching EBM to medical students and junior house officers. Residents also receive a solid foundation in medical systems.

Goals and Objectives

The educational goals of the Endocrine Medicine Rotation are to develop the ability to independently evaluate, treat and monitor common endocrine disorders (diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, lipid abnormalities, metabolic bone disease and calcium disorders) and to be familiar enough with the less common endocrinopathies (adrenal disease, pituitary disease and gonadal dysfunction) to recognize the abnormality and initiate evaluation prior to sub-specialty consultation.

Educational Objectives


The department maintains an active schedule of didactic education for residents, students and fellows including grand rounds. All are invited to and included in the grand rounds offered by the department.

Residents will attend each of the following conferences:

Endocrine conference
Wednesdays, 1-2 pm
Endocrine conference room, E Floor, Nutrition Building

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursdays, 8-9 am
Commons area