Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship

Program Description

The UConn Health Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program is a two-year, ACGME-accredited, academic training program divided into four rotations at UConn Health, Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and program trainees are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The program currently accepts two new trainees per year for a total program size of four fellows. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, graduates will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in Endocrinology.

Our program is designed to be rigorous and highly selective to train exceptional clinical endocrinologists. Additional opportunities are also available to support training for selected fellows interested in a clinician-scientist career pathway. Our faculty are renowned including several national and international recognized leaders in both clinical and research Endocrinology. They are committed to providing the best possible experience while training fellows to be leaders in the field of Endocrinology. The faculty is enthusiastic about our teaching mission and strive to make the success of the fellowship program a priority by providing a supportive, interconnected environment to foster both academic and clinical excellence.

Our program stresses lifelong learning skills and professionalism in order to prepare trainees for careers in academic or clinical Endocrinology. Input and feedback from the fellows is highly encouraged and continually integrated into the program to maximize learning experiences.

Program Aims

The UConn Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship training program aims:

  1. To provide trainees an abundant opportunity for learning by providing diverse arrays of clinical and educational encounters.
  2. To provide trainees a secure and safe learning environment to foster the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
  3. To produce competent and independent Endocrinology consultants who are experts in diagnosing and managing common and rare endocrine disorders and have all the skills needed to provide excellent clinical care to the patient.
  4. To promote critical thinking for the trainees.
  5. To provide current and up to date evidence and evidence-based practices to ensure trainees are exposed to the best practices.
  6. To provide education to perform hypothesis-driven endocrine research, and to participate in such research or equivalent scholarly activity.
  7. To provide a culturally sensitive, non-intimidating and non-judgmental environment to encourage our trainees to obtain the most out of the educational experience.
  8. To provide resources and education in line with maintaining the emotional and psychological well-being of trainees.
  9. To promote professionalism amongst faculty as role models to our trainees.
  10. To provide safe, cost-effective, ethical and effective care to our patients and communities.

Diversity Statement

Equality is a core value of UConn Health, its affiliated hospitals and all GME sponsored programs. The program provides on-going faculty and trainee development sessions on diversity and inclusion. We are dedicated to having a department and training program that reflect the medical communities we serve. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, sexual orientation and religion in which all individuals feel empowered to be their authentic selves. We evaluate candidates not only on their academic merit, but also holistically; unique attributes which will enrich the program, faculty and fellow trainees. Fellows have an opportunity to train with faculty who come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of life experiences and perspectives. Our learners, employees, and patients should experience an environment free of harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination. We will continue to promote an inclusive culture that supports, encourages, and celebrates diversity and inclusion.