The Endocrinology Fellowship is a two-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Two selected fellows per year participate in inpatient consult and outpatient rotations to gain clinical training in all areas of endocrinology. Training takes place at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, a 690-bed referral center, and the Suncrest Towne Centre Clinic. Telemedicine inpatient consults are also offered through Fairmont Medical Center. Fellows review advanced imaging studies such as nuclear imaging and pituitary MRIs and study the interpretation of dynamic testing such as cosyntropin stimulation and insulin tolerance testing. Trainees also learn interpretation of invasive testing procedures such as adrenal vein sampling and inferior petrosal sinus sampling, as well management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. This fellowship offers experience in multifaceted and complex diabetes including post-transplant diabetes, steroid-induced hyperglycemia, glucose management in patients on tube feeds and TPN, and more.
Additionally, this fellowship offers insight into caring for the hormonal needs of the transgender population, as well as onsite exposure to thyroid ultrasound technology and FNA biopsies. Fellows work closely alongside a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgery, endocrine surgery, ENT, cardiology, cardiac and renal transplant medicine, bariatric surgery, medical weight management, interventional radiology, reproductive endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, and many others. Our comprehensive approach to education includes weekly didactic lectures, journal club presentations, endocrine board preparation, research training, and informal education opportunities. This fellowship supports the academic goals of our learners through individualized research mentorship and support services, participation in the Fellow Research Academy through the WVCTSI center, access to ongoing faculty projects, and an atmosphere that fosters collaboration and success.
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