Clinical Training & Locations
Fellowship training will be over a minimum of 2 years; for trainees interested in further research training, the program can be extended depending on the mechanism of funding. Fellows rotate through a variety of outpatient clinics at our training sites structured to provide a broad experience in the clinical conditions that comprise endocrine practice. In addition, fellows will rotate on the inpatient consult service at our teaching hospitals providing subspecialist care for hospitalized patients with endocrine problems.
Our fellows also have the opportunity to get focused clinical experience while rotating through various electives including Pediatric Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Thyroid cancer clinic and Osteoporosis and Bone mineral disorder clinic.
In addition to the hands-on clinical training described above, our fellows participate in various educational conferences designed to complement and further enhance their training experience. These include weekly clinical case conferences, monthly combined fellows clinical conference (with Pediatric endocrinology fellows), monthly journal club, monthly combined surgical pathology and nuclear conference, regularly scheduled core curriculum lectures, board review sessions, endocrine grand rounds, monthly divisional research conference and monthly departmental morbidity and mortality conferences.
Our training sites include University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), the West Chester Hospital (WCH), the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and their affiliated clinics.
UCMC is a 695 beds tertiary and quaternary care teaching hospital with centers in trauma and transplantation as well as advanced care in critical illness. UCMC provides the primary clinical site at which fellowship teaching and training is conducted.
The VAMC is a 116 bed facility that serves a population of ~ 30,000 veterans and provides another major clinical site for ambulatory and inpatient training of our fellows.
WCH is a 126 bed community hospital located north of greater Cincinnati. WCH provides ambulatory and inpatient training experience to our fellows that is more reflective of a private practice and community hospital setting.
CCHMC, one of the top ranking Children’s hospital nationally, provides an elective opportunity for fellows to receive education and training in Pediatric Endocrinology. Some of the teaching conferences for the fellows are held at CCHMC in conjunction with Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship program.