Mission, Aims, Goals and Objectives

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Mission Statement

Our mission is to train the next generation of pediatric endocrinologists to provide safe, high quality, patient-centered clinical care to different populations. We strive to provide an academic environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and exposes learners to all aspects of clinical research while empowering them to develop in their own roles as educators.

Program Aims

  • To learn to diagnose and manage children with endocrinologic disorders
  • To interpret and conduct relevant biomedical research
  • To educate others about aspects of pediatric endocrinology
  • To maintain a commitment to life-long learning

Goals and Objectives

The educational goal of the pediatric endocrinology fellowship is to prepare qualified physicians for a career in pediatric endocrinology. Upon completion of this program, trainees will be board eligible for the American Board of Pediatrics, sub-board of pediatric endocrinology.

Clinical Education

Through exposure to patients, with the fellow taking on increasing responsibility for their care, the fellow will learn about physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry of the endocrine system, as well as the appropriate use and interpretation of diagnostic methodologies and treatments. This education is supplemented by formal didactic lessons.

Research Education

While working with their faculty mentor on appropriate basic science and clinical research projects, fellows will gain training in research techniques, statistical evaluation, grant proposal, manuscript preparation and the scientific, ethical and legal aspects of biomedical research. Fellows present their research findings at local, national and international meetings.

Teaching Education

Pediatric endocrinology fellows are also teachers, serving in the role of educator to pediatric residents, medical students, referring physicians and patients and their families.

Lifelong Learning

The pediatric endocrinology training program emphasizes that only through the constant renewal of their knowledge can the successful physician provide the best care for their patients, conduct and understand the most relevant research and remain an effective teacher.