Program Goals and Objectives
The goal of the fellowship program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience in Pediatric Endocrinology by offering an organized, progressive setting with increasing patient care responsibilities. This takes place over a three-year period in an environment that has a diverse patient population and a teaching staff with professional ability, enthusiasm and a commitment to teaching.
Our fellowship focuses on providing trainees with the skill set needed to function as independent pediatric endocrinologists with an emphasis on life-long learning and an ability to synthesize information. Through the combined exposure to patients in our outpatient clinics, to consults performed in the hospital, and to experiences at our numerous diabetes camps, our fellows see the entire range of endocrine disorders over their three years of training.
Our program provides opportunities for fellows to experience both laboratory research and clinical research depending on interest under well-funded faculty studying a range of topics related to endocrinology. In addition, fellows are invited to participate in the Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science (TRACTS) program for fellows and early career faculty. To learn more: https://www.ctsi.ufl.edu/education/medical-fellows/tracts/#overview.
Our curriculum prepares fellows to be teachers with regular practice and feedback from didactic presentations in our core lecture series, residence academic sessions and medical school classes, as well as on-service instruction with practical and skill-oriented guidance under the supervision of our faculty educators.