Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Education
NYU Langone’s Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes offers educational opportunities to medical students, residents, and fellows. Training takes place at several locations: the Pediatric Diabetes Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, Kimmel Pavilion, Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.
Medical students have the opportunity to participate in a four-week pediatric endocrinology elective that provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of pediatric endocrine disorders and diabetes. Students participate in clinical activities, help provide care in outpatient and inpatient settings, and attend didactic programs. To take this elective, applicants must first complete the core pediatrics clerkship. Medical students also rotate through the pediatric endocrine and diabetes clinics as part of their pediatrics clerkship curriculum.
The Pediatrics Residency offers elective time in pediatric endocrine and diabetes. During this rotation, residents experience learning in didactic sessions as well as in clinical encounters at the bedside, across the acute care floors, and in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units (NICU), the outpatient clinics, and the emergency departments. They attend weekly journal club and divisional meetings and have the opportunity to present on rounds and at conferences. For those residents interested in the field, there are also many opportunities for research alongside the fellows and divisional attendings.
Additionally, the division’s comprehensive fellowship program provides training in academic and clinical practice, as well as laboratory and clinical research. Fellows learn to manage a wide range of pediatric endocrine disorders, including diabetes, and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of research. The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).