Overview

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children spans three years of training and prepares our fellows for careers as leaders in academic medicine and also clinical practice. The program includes a year of clinical training followed by two years of basic science, clinical, translational, community based or health policy research. Our program is structured to meet ACGME requirements for fellowship training.

Learn more about the Endocrine Program:

Requirements

We participate in the NRMP Matching Program in the (National Resident Matching Program) specifically in the Pediatric Subspecialty Fall Match (PSFM). To register, pleaseclick hereand scroll down to "Applicants" for instructions. We accept applications online electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service.  Please go to ‘Fellowship Applicants’ on the left menu for details.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one from the residency program director)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG status report or certificate (international medical graduates only)
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Curriculum

First Year of Fellowship

The first year of fellowship is a year of clinical training and includes outpatient and inpatient responsibilities. In addition, fellows receive training in the six core competencies and are required to demonstrate proficiency in these competencies.

  • Clinical Responsibilities: See ‘Clinical Experience’
  • Research: See ‘Research Experience’
  • Conferences: The fellow on-call is responsible for the weekly morning report, which is an interactive session with all fellows, faculty and rotating residents and students. In addition, all fellows are responsible for:
  • Weekly clinical case conferences and journal club attended by the Pediatric Endocrine team, rotating residents and students
  • Detailed presentations at our weekly board review attended by fellows, the Program Director and other faculty
  • M&M conferences
  • Practice Improvement Projects: All fellows are expected to develop a practice improvement project, which is reviewed with the Program Director and presented annually to the Pediatric Endocrine team
  • Fellow Portfolio: The fellow portfolio is maintained on an ongoing basis by all fellows, and includes case logs, records of clinical case conferences, journal club, abstract and manuscript submissions, practice improvement projects and records documenting training in the core competencies
  • Fellows are given opportunities to write chapters and reviews with faculty and are required to complete a clinical research project in the first year of fellowship

Second and Third Years

The second and third years of fellowship are primarily years of research training, which may include basic science, clinical, translational, genetic, community-based, epidemiology, or health policy research.

  • Clinical Responsibilities: See ‘Clinical Experience’
  • Research: See ‘Research Experience’
  • Conferences: As described for first year fellows. In addition, second and third year fellows present at meetings of the mentors’ labs and present their research annually to the Pediatric Endocrine team.
  • Practice Improvement Project and Fellow Portfolio: as described for first year fellows

Teaching Activities

  • Pediatric Endocrine summer school is taught by faculty and fellows to incoming first year fellows over the summer months
  • Didactic: The Pediatric Endocrine Unit offers weekly mandatory didactic conferences presented by local and other faculty. In addition, combined Adult and Pediatric Endocrine Grand Rounds are held once a week. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend didactic conferences and journal club hosted by the Adult Endocrine Units including the Reproductive Endocrine Unit, Diabetes/Thyroid/Neuroendocrine Units, and Calcium Unit.
  • Clinical case conferences: Weekly pediatric endocrine clinical case conferences are presented by fellows and faculty. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to attend clinical case conferences in the Adult Endocrine Units.
  • Clinical: In addition to clinical training in pediatric endocrinology, first year fellows attend a month of elective which can be tailored to the fellow’s interest and often includes rotations in Genetics and Thyroid Sonography and Biopsy.
  • Physiology review: The pediatric endocrine curriculum is reviewed at physiology review sessions held weekly and run by the senior fellows.
  • Statistical courses: Multiple statistical courses (Introductory and Advanced) are offered by the Clinical Research program and Harvard Catalyst
  • Grant Writing and Scientific Writing courses: Ongoing courses are offered by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Clinical Research Program
  • Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials: Six-week course offered annually
  • Ethical Conduct of Research: Ongoing courses are offered by the Clinical Research Program

Clinical Experience

First Year Fellows

  • Outpatient responsibilities: First year fellows attend at least four outpatient clinics each week, including their continuity clinic. As a tertiary care center, the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic receives a large number of referrals from all over the country and also from outside the country. Each fellow is precepted by faculty mentors for his/her continuity clinic.
  • Inpatient responsibilities: The two first year fellows are alternately on-call for the Pediatric Endocrine service. Fellows are responsible for all inpatient consults and inpatient endocrine admissions, and are precepted by on-service Pediatric Endocrine faculty. Second and third year fellows share weekend calls.
  • Consults: In addition to inpatient consults, the fellow on-call (under faculty supervision) is responsible for telephonic consults from primary care physicians and from our satellite centers

Second and Third Year Fellows

Second and third year fellows are responsible for a weekly continuity clinic and also share weekend inpatient call with the first year fellows.

Research Experience

Requirements

First year fellows are expected to complete a short clinical research project within the clinical year, which may be a retrospective chart review, a cross-sectional study or a short prospective study.

The second and third years of fellowship are primarily years of research training, which may include basic science, clinical, translational, community based or health policy research. Fellows work with the Program Director and Division Chief to identify an appropriate mentor in their first year of fellowship. The research training experience includes developing, implementing and completing a hypothesis driven research project, and publishing one or more peer-reviewed first authored manuscripts (at least one manuscript or other ‘work-product’ is mandatory for completion of fellowship training).

Opportunities: Fellows have the opportunity to work in research labs of mentors within Massachusetts General Hospital, including those in the Adult Endocrine Unit and the Weight Center, and in other institutions affiliated to Harvard Medical School such as the Joslin Diabetes Center. Research mentors identify opportunities for fellows in training in grant writing, biostatistics, IRB submission, maintenance of protocol approval and scientific writing.

Potential Research Labs include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Neuroendocrine Unit (Mentors: Anne Klibanski, MD; Steven Grinspoon, MD; Elizabeth Lawson, MD; Karen Miller, MD; Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH; Takara Stanley, MD)
  • Reproductive Endocrine Unit (Mentors: Stephanie Seminara, MD; Paul Boepple, MD)
  • Calcium Unit (Mentors: Henry Kronenberg, MD; Sherri Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD; Joel Finkelstein, MD; Harald Jueppner, MD)
  • Diabetes Research Center-Clinical and Translational Research (MGH) (David M. Nathan, MD; Jose C. Florez, MD, Steven J. Russell, MD, PhD)
  • Weight Center (Mentor: Lee Kaplan, MD)
  • General Academic Pediatrics/Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy (Mentor: Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Goodman, MD; Milton Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH; James Perrin, MD; Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH)
  • Joslin Diabetes Center (Mentors: Lori Laffel, MD;  Jason L. Gaglia, MD; Alison Goldfine, MD; Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD)

Scholarship Oversight Committees meet semi-annually for each fellow to review ongoing research, and provide expertise, research and career guidance.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. We accept applications online electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one from the residency program director)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG status report or certificate (international medical graduates only)
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ERAS opens for applicants each year in June and programs receive applications in July. Applicants are encouraged to complete submissions by August 15th, which affords ample time for the program to review all applications and schedule personal interviews for competitive applicants. Interviews are held in September and October.

We also participate in the NRMP SMS Matching Program (National Resident Matching Program, Specialties Matching Service). To register, please seeinstructions for applicantsunder “Fellowship”

 

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please feel free to contact Takara Stanley MD, Program Director, at tstanley@mgh.harvard.eduor Nancy Radford, Fellowship Coordinator, at 617-726-5790 ornradford@mgh.harvard.edu.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Endocrinology Fellowship

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  • Phone: 617-726-5790

Fellowship Program Director
Takara Stanley, MD
P: 617-726-5790
Email:tstanley@mgh.harvard.edu

Associate Fellowship Program Director
Deborah M. Mitchell MD
P: 617-726-2909
Email:dmmitchell@mgh.harvard.edu

Division Chief
Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH
P: 617-726-5790
Email: mmisra@mgh.harvard.edu

Program Manager, Pediatric Fellowships
Angela Byers
P: 617-643-9730
Email:abyers@mgh.harvard.edu

Program Coordinator
Nancy Radford
P: 617-726-5790
Email: nradford@mgh.harvard.edu

Please call Nancy Radford at 617-726-5790 with any questions.

617-726-5790

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