Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship offers exposure to an extraordinarily challenging case mix, including large numbers of patients with Prader-Willi syndrome, growth hormone deficiency, type 1 diabetes mellitus, Down syndrome, and intersex conditions. Our Prader-Willi practice is one of the largest in the country.
Fellows explore the relationship between clinical disorders and their underlying genetic basis on clinical rotations and in the endocrine and metabolism laboratory, where they actively participate in ongoing research. Our fellowship is a model of bench-to-bedside-to-bench exploration. In this robust academic environment, pediatric endocrinology fellows are encouraged to attend both national and international conferences, where they have opportunities to present research findings. Post-fellowship graduates are routinely recruited to positions in academic medical centers.
The fellowship is led by Robert L. Levine, MD, PhD, and administered by the Department of Pediatrics.
The goal of our three-year training program is for the trainee to develop a range of attributes necessary for expertise as a clinical consultant, educator, and researcher in the field of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes.
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program aims include training fellows to develop the following attributes:
- comprehensive and specialized knowledge in basic and clinical science
- expertise in providing medical care that include advanced skills in history taking and physical examination
- expert clinical judgement
- clinical analysis and case management
- technical proficiency within the clinical setting
- proficiency in practice-based learning
- expertise in interaction with healthcare systems
- effective communication skills
- professional attitude and behavior
- high level of ethics and humanistic qualities
- commitment to scholarship, teaching, and research
- the ability to obtain appropriate history and conduct physical examinations for endocrine patients in outpatient and inpatient settings; formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis; order appropriate tests and formulate a treatment plan; and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare patients with endocrine disorders and their families to effectively manage these conditions at home
Our curriculum emphasizes clinical skills as well as basic and clinical research. Fellows participate in the care of infants, children, and adolescents who present with a wide range of endocrine disorders, including growth hormone deficiency, diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, adrenal and gonadal disorders, ambiguous genitalia and intersex conditions, abnormal pubertal development, and hirsutism. Fellows rotate at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and other inpatient and outpatient settings, and also pursue in-depth research projects.
Fellows train alongside faculty who are internationally recognized in their areas of expertise. Our fellowship also provides one-on-one mentoring with a faculty who has diverse and complementary areas of expertise.
The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship offers comprehensive didactic training. Fellows participate in conferences including pediatric endocrinology didactic lectures, research oversight committee meetings, journal club, a core competency lecture series, research in progress, diabetes case management, and adult and pediatric joint case conferences.
Learning opportunities also include multidisciplinary case conferences; quality improvement meetings; board review; a clinical, basic science, and biomedical seminar series; and diabetes and endocrine symposia.
How to Apply
All applications to our fellowship program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program sponsors J-1 visa applications. Your application must include the following items:
- proof of competition of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited pediatrics residency
- results of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2, and 3 (first-attempt pass)
- three letters of recommendation
One fellowship position is available each year.
For more information about our Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, please contact Kaitlyn Schickler, academic program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-663-1644.
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