The Combined Boston University-Harvard-VA Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition fellowship is an ACGME-accredited fellowship program. The fellowship program consists of two tracks that are based at the Boston University Medical Campus, home to both the Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, and the Boston Veterans Administration Healthcare System. For both fellowship tracks, clinical time is spent both at Boston Medical Center and the VA Boston Healthcare System. In the second year, research is then undertaken at either Boston Medical Center or the Boston VA, depending on which track is the primary site for the fellow.

Boston Medical Center is a large, urban hospital. As the largest safety-net hospital in the region, its mission is to provide “exceptional care without exception.” The Boston VA Healthcare System is jointly affiliated with both the Boston University School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School. Fellows spend time in each setting to have learning opportunities with different patient populations and a large pool of faculty members.

The goal of the programs is to provide excellent clinical endocrinology training and broad opportunities for research. The clinical experience in the combined program is one of the largest and most comprehensive such experiences in the nation. Fellows in the program have clinical exposure to a diversity of endocrine conditions. Fellows receive hands-on experience with thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration, participating in multidisciplinary endocrine surgery clinics directly with endocrine surgeons. Additionally, Boston Medical Center has a comprehensive transgender health medical and surgical program that fellows actively participate in.

The faculty provide a broad range of research opportunities with externally supported programs that include Nutrition and Obesity Research, Diabetes Research, Thyroid Research, and Bone Health Research.

The Combined Boston University-Harvard-VA Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition fellowship is committed to helping shape the future of both clinical and academic endocrinologists.

Elizabeth Pearce, MD
Program Director