The mission of the Phoenix citywide Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism training program is to graduate physicians who are competent to practice Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism independently with a high degree of professionalism, humanism and who also possess sufficient research and teaching experience for successful entry into academia or industry.
We offer a two-year training program sponsored by Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center) 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.