1. Do you accept J-1 visas? Yes.
2. Is a third year of fellowship available? A third year of fellowship is available and supported for those interested in pursuing careers in academic endocrinology.
3. What practice positions have your graduates secured? Recent graduates have obtained academic positions at Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts University Medical Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Lahey Clinic, University of Maryland, Lowell General Hospital, Maine Medical Center, and UCLA. Our graduates have obtained clinical endocrinology practice positions in many locations, including throughout New England. Recent fellows have also pursued sub-specialty training in Obesity at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital and Endocrine Oncology at MD Anderson.
4. What resources do you have for training clinical researchers? Boston University’s Clinical Research Training (CREST) Program is an NIH-sponsored program, administered separately from the endocrinology fellowship program, but available to interested and qualified fellows. More information is available at the CREST website. There are additional opportunities for Health Services Research through the VA Boston Healthcare System.
5. Where have your fellows trained prior to coming to Boston University Medical Center? Recent fellows and incoming fellows have come from internal medicine training programs as diverse as Boston University Medical Center, Lahey Clinic, University of Hawaii, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, the University of Washington, Georgetown MedStar, Cleveland Clinic.
6. What do you look for in fellow candidates? We are looking for fellow candidates who have shown evidence of scholarship in internal medicine and endocrinology, are dedicated to carrying out Boston Medical Center’s mission of providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status and ability to pay, and are interested in pursuing careers in academic endocrinology. Our fellow candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and should be meticulous in practice.