Available conferences for fellows to attend include formal didactic
coursework, research conferences, clinical conferences, journal clubs,
and chart reviews.
- The goal of this monthly session is to prepare fellows for board
certification. The content is guided by the published American Board of
Pediatrics core curriculum for Pediatric Endocrinology. Over the course
of three years, the fellows are exposed to a wide range of common and
rare topics covering basic and clinical endocrinology.
Professional Development Lunch
- This monthly lunch meeting offered to all fellows in the
Department of Pediatrics covers topics on professional development such
as patient safety, teaching and mentoring, grant writing, ethics,
communication skills, and more.
- This weekly session is led by junior faculty who have recently
taken the Pediatric Endocrinology Boards and the fellows. The group
reviews major endocrine themes and does sample questions and tests.
- Journal Club occurs quarterly. Each fellow is assigned a journal
club; therefore, they complete about 2 journal clubs per year. The
fellow presenting journal club meets with the faculty advisor to select
two clinically relevant articles to review centered around a central
theme i.e. adrenal pathology. The fellow will create a PowerPoint
presentation highlighting the key findings of the article then provide
an analysis of the manuscript.
Introductory Curriculum to Multidisciplinary Care Model
- Series of educational lectures are provided by our diabetes
educators and endocrine nurses to thefirst year fellow to educate them
on various roles played by these differing health care providers in
taking care of our patients.
Metabolic Research Conference
- Hosted and led by the Children's Metabolic Research Institute,
this bi-monthly conference covers in-depth topics in basic science
research, specifically in the field of pediatric endocrinology. Fellows
will make a presentation at this conference each year.
Fellows Scholarly Curriculum
- This curriculum introduces the fellows to various research
techniques we have available in our section and also reinforces the
“core knowledge in scholarly activities” content of the ABP core
- Research lab meeting occurs weekly among a group of faculty and
fellows that utilize cell, biochemistry, and molecular biology methods
in their projects. The group works cohesively to discuss progress,
interpret results, and troubleshoot procedures, and plan additional
experiments and techniques.
Weekly Clinical Meeting
- Each week, the faculty and staff meet to discuss the inpatient
consults and admits for the week as well as any other relevant
announcements, clarifications, etc.
Clinical Case Conference
- Case Conference takes place monthly and is a forum for the
providers to discuss any difficult or interesting patients they have
seen and get input and feedback from the group.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
- Offered to all faculty, staff, and residents in the Department
of Pediatrics, this weekly conference hosts visiting professors and
department faculty in their presentations of interesting topics in the
field of pediatrics.
Continuity Clinic Meeting
- Fellows meet weekly with their continuity clinic attending to
discuss difficult or interesting patients seen in their continuity
Clinical Care Meeting
- Each month, all attending pediatric endocrinologists, fellows,
clinical team members and students meet to discuss clinical care
issues. New landmark studies, new diabetes or endocrine products (i.e.
pumps, sensors) and patient delivery issues are examples of topics
reviewed by the multidisciplinary team. Topics are reviewed and
discussed to determine if the program should incorporate products into
current diabetes and endocrine patient care practices, establish
policies for such or edit current practice procedures.
DSD Chart Review
Turner Syndrome Clinic Chart Review
Bone Clinic Chart Review
DSD Journal Club
DSD Book Club