Educational Activities

The fellowship program (Elizabeth Pearce, MD, Director) is extremely competitive and currently recruits 3-4 candidates each year. Recent program graduates have obtained academic and clinical positions at Boston Medical Center, Tufts University Medical Center, the Boston VA Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, Lahey Clinic, and UCLA, in addition to private practice positions throughout the country.

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 and 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 Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD. Fellows are offered teaching opportunities for small group discussions and cases. Clinical teaching of medical students is also 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.