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Conference and Didactics

Our fellows receive constant training through weekly didactics, case-based discussions, and mixed conferences as a complement to their extensive clinical responsibilities. Education is a major part of the endocrine and diabetes fellowship program, which includes teaching pediatric residents and fourth-year medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Weekly Didactic Schedule

  • Monday Afternoon: Presentations by attending on service, board review, journal review and case presentations.
  • Tuesday Afternoon: Review of diabetes charts for the week, lectures, case discussions, and presentations by representatives outside of the division (such as vendors of diabetes supplies, insulin pumps, growth hormone pens).
  • Wednesday Morning: Pediatric grand rounds.
  • Friday Morning: Adult endocrine conferences.

Presentations Given by Fellows

  • Several presentations at Tuesday conference, including case and journal club.
  • One presentations each year at the adult endocrine conference.

Fellows are also required to attend the three-year Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows Science course to study research methods and design, statistics, preparing a manuscript and poster, quality improvement, and grant writing techniques. This course meets monthly, and fellows receive a certificate upon completion.
Additionally, pediatric endocrine fellows are encouraged to attend local and national conferences, particularly to present their case reports and original research.
Montefiore Graduate Medical Education provides a book fund of $500 per year.

Teaching

Fellows are integral members in the education of Montefiore pediatric residents. Teaching occurs with residents working in the emergency department and with inpatients, and primarily involves discussing disease pathophysiology and treatment rationale for patients.
Most residents also rotate through the endocrine clinic, and residents completing a month-long endocrine rotation attend inpatient rounds and assist with consults. Fellows are expected to work extensively with these residents as well as any fourth-year medical students who rotate through our department.