The fellowship program (Joshua Safer, MD, Director) is extremely competitive and currently recruits 3-4 candidates each year. Program graduates do well, with recent graduates obtaining academic and clinical positions at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, Emory University – Atlanta, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center – Boston, Penn State University Medical School, Tufts University and Boston University Medical Center.
The weekly conference schedule includes the Jim Melby Memorial Endocrinology Grand Rounds series Mondays at noon, the clinical fellow case presentation at 1:15 pm, the board review conference Wednesdays at noon, endocrinology fellow core conference Thursdays at 8:00 am, endocrinology journal club Fridays at 8:00 am, medicine grand rounds Fridays at noon, pituitary conference (monthly) and cytology conference monthly on Thursdays at 7:30 am.
Medical residents, both from BMC as well as outside institutions participate in Endocrine electives. Section faculty members attend on the general medicine wards and on the endocrine inpatient Consult Service, and participate in morning report and Wednesday Firm Conferences for medical residents and medical students.
The Endocrinology Section of the Disease and Therapy course is directed by Joshua Safer, MD. Fellows are offered teaching opportunities for small group discussions and cases. Clinical teaching of medical students is coordinated by Sonia Ananthakrishnan,MD. Section members also teach in Introduction to Clinical Medicine, for both the first and second-year medical students, as well as in the ambulatory portion of the Medicine clinical clerkship for third-year medical students. Fourth year students, both from BUSM and outside institutions, participate in Endocrinology Electives under the direction of our Section’s members.
Elliot Sternthal, MD has been active with the BUSM Continuing Medical Education department in coordinating CME courses for US- and Germany-based physicians and providers.