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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Fellowship Program

The University of Massachusetts Medical School offers two-year clinical or three-year research fellowship options in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism providing an outstanding opportunity for physicians to acquire expertise in clinical endocrinology and to pursue a research career in both basic and clinical investigation. The faculty is comprised of the Division of Endocrinology and the Division of Diabetes. 

Clinical Training

All fellows receive training in clinical endocrinology through service on the inpatient consultative service, continuity clinics in general endocrinology and diabetes, faculty outpatient clinics, and rotations through reproductive endocrinology, menopause, pediatric endocrinology and diabetes in pregnancy. There is a close relationship with the Department of Nuclear Medicine which provides residents and endocrine fellows with a unique opportunity to be closely involved with thyroid scans and radioactive iodine therapy.

The Division of Endocrinology has active outpatient clinics which deliver care to patients with common endocrine disorders, such as thyroid and metabolic bone diseases as well as pituitary, reproductive, parathyroid and adrenal diseases. Each of our physicians has a particular area of clinical expertise which attracts patients from the Northeast and foreign countries.  

The Division of Diabetes provides a full range of diagnostic and evaluation services for patients with diabetes mellitus. The program includes a team of experts, including diabetes nurse educators and a nurse practitioner.  We supervise day to day care for over 100 patients on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (pump therapy). In the early 1990's, UMMC was awarded Program Recognition by the American Diabetes Association . This prestigious competitive award is given in testament to excellence in care of persons with diabetes.

Medical residents, medical students, and endocrine fellows participate in bi-weekly clinical conferences, which include a didactic presentation and a discussion of interesting patients. There are monthly endocrine/pathology/surgical conferences, cytology conferences, nuclear scan Conference, journal clubs and research conferences. A core curriculum lecture series is held weekly, with additional courses also offered through Department of Medicine and Graduate Medical Education.  Finally, an outstanding bi-weekly Endocrinology Guest Lecture series presents recent developments in many aspects of basic and clinical endocrinology. There are between 1 and 3 fellowship positions available each year. These are funded through UMass Memorial Health Care and an NIH research training grant.

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Research Fellowship

Trainees who are seriously interested in research may opt for the three-year research fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, which is funded by the NIH research training grant. In additional to clinical training, they participate in basic or clinical research with one of the faculty on the training grant.  Many faculty members from the departments of Medicine, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Pathology, and Pediatrics, provide an interchange of ideas and projects between basic and clinical scientists.

Learn about the Endocrinology Research Training Program 

An interdepartmental program in molecular medicine has been established, giving trainees the opportunity to learn and apply modern molecular biological techniques to basic and clinical problems. Core facilities include laboratories for providing amino acid analysis and sequences of proteins, peptide synthesis and oligonucleotide synthesis, steroid receptor assays, tissue morphology, tissue culture, hormone immunoassays, transgenic core, and production of monoclonal antibodies. These core facilities are supported by the NIH's  Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center.

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Applications

The Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship Program at UMassMedical School uses the ERAS system for application management.

Application submission deadline, through  ERAS  for each Residency Year, is December 31. Interviews are generally February to April.

Requirements for application

  • 3 letters of recommendation (one must be from your Residency Program Director)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter/MSPE

Any Questions? 

We'd be happy to answer your questions. Please contact the Fellowship Coordinator at 508 856-3536 or via e-mail 

Salary and benefits information may be found at the UMass GME website.  Click here to go there!

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