Endocrine Case-Based Conference
Faculty and fellows will decide on cases to be presented. During the conference, a case is introduced with supporting laboratory and radiographic studies, and the fellows are asked to provide their opinions regarding differential diagnosis and appropriate work-up. The presenting fellow will provide a literature review of a specific topic.
Core Curriculum Conference
The core curriculum conference consists of lectures covering core topics in the field of Endocrinology. Clinical faculty provide lectures on their areas of subspecialty expertise and guest lectures provide talks on topics ranging from “Diabetes in Pregnancy” to “Endocrine Emergencies.”
Research Conference and Research Design Course During the fall of their first year, the Endocrine fellows complete a formal research design course. It is expected that the fellows will begin a research project at this time, and continue the research project throughout the year. There are two 4 week blocks each year dedicated to research. This recurring block of time is used to consolidate research activities and findings as well as to finalize manuscripts. Bi-annually, each fellow provides a review and status of their research projects. This conference is designed to provide an interactive forum for researchers to update the division regarding their projects and to receive feedback as well.
For each conference, one basic science or translational medicine journal article, and one clinical journal article are reviewed. The focus of discussion is on the methodology of the studies. The objective of the conference is for fellows to acquire skills in critique of scientific publications, review and discuss the article with a member of the clinical faculty, and present and critique the article.
Diabetes Center Clinic Conference
During the weekly Diabetes Center Clinic, attending physicians, fellows and residents review the clinic patients scheduled with the other part of the Diabetes Center team, which include Certified Diabetes Educators (RNs and RDs) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This multidisciplinary conference is scheduled before both am clinic and pm clinic and is an interactive forum for real-time case discussion and problem solving.
Clinical cases in which a fellow is involved and a cytologic or pathologic sample is obtained and presented along with supporting laboratory and radiographic data. The cytology and/or pathology is then reviewed by a pathologist, and a literature review of the topic may be presented.
Endocrine Tumor Board
UCSF Endocrine Grand Rounds
The fellows will attend the Endocrine Grand Rounds at the University of California, San Francisco on a weekly basis.