overview

The Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship offers a two-year training program sponsored by Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix  and the Phoenix VA Health Care System with an optional third year for those interested in furthering their skills in biomedical research.

The first year emphasizes the basic skills necessary for the practice of general endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism on rotations such as the VA Hospital Consult Service, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Consult Service, office endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology and neuroendocrinology. The second year provides exposure to more advanced skills, including thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration. The second year also offers more specialized training, as well as clinical and/or basic science research. By structuring the rotations based on the fellows’ increasing levels of knowledge and sophistication, we provide progressive addition of responsibility and training in specific skills.