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The Training Program

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The Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Michigan is designed to train the next generation of leaders in academic endocrinology.  The program consists of two tracks, the Research Track and the Clinician-Educator Track. 

The first year is the same for both tracks and focuses on clinical training.  Fellows rotate on a monthly basis between the UM Hospital inpatient consultation service, the Ann Arbor VA Hospital inpatient consultation service with outpatient clinics, and a series of outpatient clinics.  Continuity of care clinic continues throughout the fellowship. 

The second and third years differ for the two tracks, but both involve bone clinic, thyroid sonography/FNAB training, inpatient intensive glycemia service, and research

Fellows attend a variety of conferences on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, which include case presentations, didactic lectures, and talks on clinical and research topics. Fellows have opportunities to prepare and to deliver formal presentations and to teach medical students and residents, both in clinical and classroom settings. 

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We attend the annual meeting of the Michigan chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) as a group, and fellows also attend one national meeting each year: American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), or AACE national meeting.  Fellows are expected to submit at least one abstract to the meeting of their choice.