Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Elective
Preceptor: Julie Probst-Riordan, MD
Course Code: 04-10
Telephone: (212) 263-8060
Prerequisites: Medicine Clerkship
Pathogenesis and management of all aspects of endocrine hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, and gonadal diseases; Pathogenesis and management of the syndromes of diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia.
Objectives of the Elective
Subspecialty training in adult endocrinology and metabolism.
Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective
- Primary inpatient endocrine/metabolism consultative services at the Bellevue and Manhattan VA Hospital Center.
- Weekly outpatient services at the Bellevue Diabetes and Endocrinology clinics and the Manhattan VA combined Diabetes/Endocrine clinic.
- Attendance at and participation in weekly journal clubs in Diabetes, and Endocrinology, Endocrine Grand Round Seminars series, and subspecialty management conferences.
Medical students on the elective are required to participate in all divisional activities noted above. Faculty and fellows are sensitive to the needs of different levels of learners in all venues.
Method of Evaluation
Students are assessed on the basis of active engagement, participation, and scholarship.
Months Offered: All year
Report To: Call Ysa Romero 263-8060
Students Per Period: 2 during high volume months of February, March and April (may vary depending upon resident rotators, & space limitations)
Duration: A 4-week elective is highly recommended. A minimum of 2 consecutive weeks is required.