Fellows will attend the General Endocrine clinic at the main Endocrine office on Sutter Street most days of the week. At this clinic the fellow will see patients with a variety of endocrine disorders, including thyroid disease, adrenal disease, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, PCOS and diabetes mellitus. The clinic is staffed by one of the five attendings and the fellow will also work with the certified diabetes educator and the physician assistant at this site.
For more information about the CPMC Endocrine clinical services visit www.sutterpacific.org/services/endocrinology.html
Fellows will participate in the weekly clinic at CPMC’s Center for Diabetes Services. The Center for Diabetes Services is a recognized education program by the American Diabetes Association. The Certified Diabetes Educators include Registered Nurses, Registered Dieticians, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In addition to the variety of diabetes and clinical services, the center offers self-management educational programs and research opportunities.
For more information about the CPMC Diabetes Center visit www.cpmc.org/services/diabetes/.
FNA Biopsy and Ultrasound Clinic
Fellows will be able to learn formal neck ultrasonogram techniques in order to visualize thyroid nodules, parathyroid glands, and neck lymph nodes for 1) post-operative thyroid cancer surveillance, 2) fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules and suspected parathyroid adenomas, and 3) suspicious lymph nodes in patients with a prior history of thyroid cancer. Three to four FNA biopsies are typically performed during each half day clinic. Fellows will learn to prepare specimens using both air dried and alcohol-fixed slides for standard cytologic examination, as well as for gene expression classification when indicated.
Pediatric Endocrine Clinic
Fellows will have regularly scheduled rotations in the Pediatric Endocrine clinic.
For more information about the Pediatric Endocrine clinic at CPMC visit www.cpmc.org/advanced/pediatrics/services/endocrinology.html
Elective rotations are available to provide the Fellow with an opportunity to explore an area of interest in greater depth.