The Endocrine Fellows Foundation receives generous support to sponsor preceptorships in endocrinology. This program is designed to enable endocrine fellows to increase their skills in specialized areas. Selected second and third year fellows can participate in a two-week preceptor program at an institution that provides exposure to a specific area of endocrinology. The fellows participate in specialty clinics and are introduced to research approaches and techniques that are particularly useful in subspecialty areas of endocrinology and metabolism. Second and third year fellows will be considered only with approval and written recommendation of their department head.
Preceptorship applications are e-mailed to Program Directors and endocrine fellows. To ensure that you receive an application, please complete the Request to be Sent Information Form.
All expenses for the preceptorship, including travel, hotel and meals, are paid for by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation. The preceptorship program is intended to complement the fellows training program and we encourage fellows to consider this opportunity.
For more information, please call Anne Mercer at (877) 877-6515 or email@example.com.
Preceptorship in Endocrine Aspects of Metabolism and Diabetes
The Preceptorial in Endocrine Aspects of Metabolism and Diabetes, sponsored by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH Clinical Center is the world’s largest clinical research complex housing some of the most extensive and highly regarded research facilities, including a 242 bed hospital dedicated to outstanding patient care.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Inter-Institute Training Program provides a comprehensive training experience to fellows interested in basic and clinical investigation and clinical endocrinology. Trainees have the opportunity to encounter patients with common and rare endocrine disorders in a dynamic research setting. The Endocrine Fellows Foundation and the NIH Clinical Center are pleased to announce a preceptorial experience that will allow endocrine fellows to visit the NIH Clinical Center for a diverse clinical experience and a unique exposure to clinical and basic investigation. Stipends will be provided for travel, hotel, and meals.
Only 2nd and 3rd year fellows are eligible. If you cannot attend the entire preceptorship, please do not apply. No exceptions will be made. An application form is required with a one-page statement from your program director supporting the application, a one-page statement on why you desire training in this preceptorship and a copy of your CV. Six places are available for this preceptorship.
Preceptorship in Endocrine Aspects of Metabolic Bone Diseases
The Preceptorial in Metabolic Bone Diseases, sponsored by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, is conducted at the Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology. The faculty that will be conducting this Preceptorship in the Metabolic Bone Diseases Unit is comprised of Drs. John P. Bilezikian, Ethel S. Siris, Elizabeth Shane, Shonni J. Silverberg, Mishaela Rubin, Aubrey Stoch, Jack F. Tohme, Jessica Fleischer, Gerard Karsenty, Patricia Ducy, Stavroula Kousteni, Serge Cremers, Tom Nickolas, Marcella D. Walker, Adi Cohen, Robert Lindsay, David Dempster, Felicia Cosman, Jeri Nieves, Donald McMahon, Stavroula Kousteni, Clifford Rosen, Emily Stein and Thomas P. Jacobs.
The faculty engages in a vigorous clinical research program as well as in an active practice. Their expertise extends also to more fundamental research initiatives in the mechanisms of calciotropic hormone action and bone cell biology. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches used by the group are on the cutting edge of the field, and in many instances, have been defined by their efforts. These approaches include bone mass measurement techniques; application of calciotropic hormones and metabolic bone marker measurements to evaluation and therapy; bone biopsy with histomorphometric analysis (in collaboration with the Regional Bone Center of Helen Hayes Hospital, an affiliate of the Columbia University Medical Center), basic bone cell biology, transcriptional control of bone cell function and the most recent advances in the therapeutics of bone disorders. The Columbia Faculty at Helen Hayes Hospital includes Robert Lindsay, David Dempster, Felicia Cosman, Carolina Kulak and Jeri Nieves.
The fellows who are selected to participate in this program will gain experience in all these areas. The discipline of clinical investigation will be introduced also with individual tutorials on protocol design, acquisition, and interpretation of data, and statistical testing. Additionally, the preceptorial will consist of regular conferences replete with clinical case discussions, journal club, and research seminars. The preceptorial will also emphasize heavily the clinical approach to the patient with metabolic bone disease. The diagnostic and therapeutic approach to a wide variety of clinical problems will be reviewed case by case with the fellow. During the two-week training period, there will be many opportunities to have discussions with many members of the faculty.
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Preceptorship in Metabolic Bone Diseases
Columbia University Medical Center
May 6-17, 2013