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Graduate Medical Education (GME): Endocrinology and Metabolism

Fellowship Program Director: Monica C. Skarulis, MD, NIDDK
Fellowship Associate Program Director: Michael T. Collins, MD, NIDCR

The Endocrinology Fellowship is a 3-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program that provides a comprehensive training experience ideal for physicians who seek a broad education in both research and clinical endocrinology. At the NIH you have access to a training experience that is broad, highly specialized and offers a professional atmosphere that values one-on-one working relationships between fellows and supervising faculty, many of whom are world renowned experts in the field. The NIH provides an innovative and state-of-the art system designed for highly efficient and safe patient-centered care, creating an ideal setting for professional development in the field.

Program Structure
Year 1:

  • NIH Clinical Center Rotation: 6 months total
  • Georgetown University Hospital (GUH): 8 weeks
  • Washington Hospital Center (WUC): 8 weeks
  • Weekly continuity clinic at the NIH Clinical Center: 1 half day per week
  • NIH Lipid Rotation: 4 weeks
  • NIH Clinical Research Training in Endocrinology: 2 weeks
  • NIH Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: 2 weeks

Year 2:

  • One-half day sessions of the weekly continuity clinic at the NIH Clinical Center
  • One-half day session at the NIH Diabetes Clinic and one-half day session at the MobileMed/Suburban Hospital Community Clinic on the alternate week
  • Consult service: 4-6 weeks per year, includes Blood Glucose Management Service (BGMS)

Year 3:

  • Research
  • Consult Service: 4-6 weeks per year
  • Clinics: Weekly Continuity Clinic, Diabetes Clinic, and the MobileMed/Suburban Hospital Community Clinic, modified per needs of fellow

Application Information
This program participants in the National Resident Matching program (NRMP). We accept medical residents who are board-eligible in internal medicine, and includes residents in the Clinical Investigator Pathway. The expected length of stay is three years, and for exceptional trainees this may be extended to a fourth or even fifth year. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply early through ERAS at

This page last reviewed on 01/08/2016

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