This pediatric endocrinology program provides two core years of training in pediatric endocrinology and metabolism. The overall goal of the program is to produce an endocrinologist who has the:
- Clinical competence in the broad field of pediatric endocrinology and metabolism, with a sound background in the appropriate basic sciences and laboratory procedures. He or she will be able to:
- Manage endocrine/metabolic disorders in hospitalized and ambulatory patients
- Serve as a consultant to general practitioners and pediatricians, as well as other specialists, on endocrine/metabolic disorders
- Arrange for, supervise and interpret complex diagnostic procedures being developed in the specialty (e.g. various stimulation and suppression tests)
- Address issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner
- Demonstrate skills and attitudes required for effective patient-centered care
- Ability to develop and carry out research projects, clinical or basic science, in the broad field of endocrinology and metabolism. It is not expected that the trainee will have the skills to conduct independent sophisticated research upon completion of the two-year program. Residents are encouraged to complete a third year of training to focus on academic endeavors including, but not limited to, further development of research skills required to perform independent research.
- Interest and ability to teach endocrinology and metabolism to undergraduates, postgraduates and colleagues.