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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship

NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship trains physicians to become expert medical consultants, teachers, and researchers in a variety of endocrine disorders, including diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, lipid abnormalities, and obesity.

Our program emphasizes state-of-the-art diabetes technologies including management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. Another emphasis is hands-on experience in thyroid ultrasonography and thyroid biopsy and participation in multidisciplinary endocrine tumor board.

Fellows also have opportunities for additional clinical experiences in ophthalmology, pediatric endocrinology, and osteoporosis, as well as in the principles and treatment of obesity as part of an established weight management program.

Fellows join our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, certified diabetes educators, medical assistants, and administrative staff to provide patients with an outstanding clinical experience.

Program Details

This two-year fellowship accepts two fellows per year. Those who complete our program are well prepared for careers in endocrinology, including private practice and academic settings.

Program aims for participants in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship include the following:

  • provide care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems in a wide array of patients in all stages of illness
  • practice health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, care, and treatment
  • demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (such as epidemiological and social–behavioral) science and apply this knowledge to patient care
  • incorporate formative evaluation feedback into the daily practice and the ability to investigate and evaluate the patient care they provide with the goal of applying evidence-based guidelines toward optimal results and identifying areas for improvement
  • establish an honest, responsive, empathetic, and trusting relationship with patients, families, and other professionals
  • develop sensitivity to cultural and lifestyle uniqueness as it affects patient education and compliance
  • demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement of professional responsibilities, including adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to diverse patient populations
  • present themselves in a compassionate manner that is politically and culturally neutral and function as role models for other trainees
  • demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare, as well as the ability to call effectively on resources in the system to provide optimal healthcare

The fellowship is overseen by Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD, fellowship director, and Stanislaw Klek, MD, associate fellowship director at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.

Fellowship Curriculum

The goals of training are to provide education, guidance, and feedback to the fellow who functions as a consultant in endocrine diseases in outpatient and inpatient practice. The fellows train in an atmosphere of scholarship, participation in clinical research and quality assurance, and sensitivity to healthcare disparities and diversity.

Fellows also serve on committees such as the Hospital-Wide Insulin Safety Committee, as well as a divisional Quality Assurance Committee, which provides exposure to hospital systems and how they function.

The didactic portion of the program includes weekly endocrine conferences, journal clubs, and multidisciplinary conferences that include radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pathology, thyroid tumor boards, a joint adult–pediatric conference, diabetes education, and nephrology.

All fellows have nine months of protected research time and myriad opportunities to collaborate in ongoing research studies across NYU Langone. Fellows have opportunities to attend and present research at regional conferences, including the Long Island Clinical Endocrinology Meeting, the New York Thyroid Club, and the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Annual Diabetes Symposium.

First-Year Experience

During the first year, fellows primarily focus on training in clinical endocrinology with the goal of developing the skills and knowledge required to skillfully manage patients with a variety of endocrine disorders. As leader of the inpatient endocrine consult service, fellows take responsibility for managing patients with close supervision from a faculty attending endocrinologist. When not on inpatient consult service, fellows also participate in a continuity clinic that consists of three half-day sessions per week. The clinic is designed to run as the fellow’s own private practice under close supervision by faculty attending endocrinologists.

Training includes enhanced educational experiences in diabetes technology, an osteoporosis–metabolic bone disease clinic, personalized hands-on instruction in thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle biopsy, and a pediatric endocrinology rotation. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about the integral role of diabetes self-management education by closely working with our divisional diabetes educator.

All fellows are enrolled in an online Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing course, where they learn how to appropriately choose and integrate motivational interviewing counseling interventions in patient treatment plans. Fellows also begin to plan a research project with help from a faculty member.

Second-Year Experience

The second year focuses on further developing and enhancing training with more in-depth exposure to endocrine subspecialties, including the use of technology in the management of patients with diabetes, obesity management, metabolic bone–osteoporosis treatment, a pediatric endocrine rotation, and an ophthalmology rotation. Outpatient continuity clinics continue throughout the second year, while the focus shifts from inpatient management to research and the completion of a scholarly project.

How to Apply

To be eligible for the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship, you must complete three years of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–accredited training in internal medicine.

We only accept fellowship applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), run by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The deadline for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship applications is September 13 each year.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship, please contact Corinne Alberto, program coordinator, at corinne.alberto@nyulangone.org or at 516-663-4775. Our office is located at 101 Mineola Boulevard, Floor 2, in Mineola, New York.

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