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Clinical Training

Clinical training takes place at our three teaching hospitals - University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview (UMMC), Minneapolis VA Health Care System (MVAHCS), and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). Each hospital has its own unique patient mix ensuring that fellows gain experience in the full spectrum of endocrine disease.

Clinical rotations typically occur in 2 month blocks. Approximately 12-18 months of the fellowship period is spent on clinical rotations. Clinical training occurs via:

Outpatient Clinics

University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC)

  • General endocrinology and diabetes clinic
  • Weight management clinic
  • Pituitary clinic
  • Thyroid ultrasound and biopsy clinic

Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System (MVAHCS)

  • General endocrinology/metabolic clinic
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Thyroid clinic
  • Osteoporosis and Mineral Disorders clinic
  • Obesity Clinic
  • Insulin Pump Clinic

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)

  • General endocrinology and diabetes clinic
  • Bone and Stone Clinic

Inpatient Consult Services

  • UMMC – Endocrine in-patient consult service
  • UMMC - Diabetes in-patient consult service
  • MVAHCS – Endocrine and diabetes in-patient consult service
  • HCMC – Endocrine and diabetes in-patient consult service

Fellows Continuity Clinic

  • One-half day each week throughout fellowship

Teaching Conferences

  • Weekly core curriculum conference
  • Weekly clinical conference
  • Weekly basic science journal club
  • Weekly endocrine city wide conference
  • Monthly clinical journal club
  • Monthly cytology/pathology conference