The Combined Boston University-VA Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition fellowship is an ACGME-accredited fellowship program. The fellowship program is based at the Boston University Medical Campus, home to both the Boston Medical Center and the Boston University  Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Clinical time is spent both at Boston Medical Center and the VA Boston Healthcare System. Research may be undertaken at either Boston Medical Center or the Boston VA.  Fellows spend time in both settings to facilitate learning opportunities with different patient populations and a large pool of faculty members.

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a large, urban hospital. As the largest safety-net hospital in the region, its mission is to provide “exceptional care without exception.” BMC is also home to cutting-edge medical research. In 2022, BMC was the 18th largest recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health among independent U.S. hospitals and received over $82 million in sponsored research funding.

The goal of the endocrine fellowship program 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. We provide extensive hands-on experience with thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration. Fellows participate in multidisciplinary endocrine surgery clinics directly with endocrine surgeons. Additionally, fellows actively participate in Boston Medical Center’s Gender Care Center (a comprehensive transgender health medical and surgical program).

The faculty provide a broad range of research opportunities with externally supported programs that include diabetes, thyroid, nutrition and obesity, and bone health.

Going forward, we will be offering special tracks in clinical education and in health equity. These will be completed in the second year of fellowship and will incorporate didactics from faculty across the institution and a mentored scholarly project.

The Boston University Medical Center Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship is committed to helping shape the future of both clinical and academic endocrinologists.

Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc
Program Director