The Research Pathway is targeted to fellows planning to embark on investigative careers in basic science, translational, or clinical research. For these fellows, the primary emphasis becomes the fellow's individual research project (basic science, or clinical/translational research), supervised by a faculty mentor and they maintain one weekly continuity clinic. In addition, fellows who wish to further pursue clinical/translational research may apply for post-graduate degree programs awarding either a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Masters of Translational Research or a Masters in Health Services research. Second year fellows pursuing the Research Pathway maintain one continuity clinic per week throughout the year.
The goal is for the fellow to transition to a research associate position at the conclusion of the two-year fellowship program and then subsequently, to apply for independent mentored research funding as they continue to prepare for research careers in academic medicine.
The Clinical Educator Pathway is designed for fellows who will pursue careers in clinical endocrinology, including those in the academic setting. The year is structured to further develop the skills of a consultant endocrine specialist, a clinical innovator, and an educator. Training experiences are designed to refine clinical, technical, and didactic skills, including additional neck ultrasound, insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring training. The fellows in the clinical educator pathway maintain continuity clinics in a variety of settings.
Fellows on this pathway also conduct a quality improvement project as well as a mentored scholarly research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor with the goal of abstract presentation and subsequent publication. Second year fellows on the Clinical Educator Pathway actively engage in didactic activities targeted at all levels of medical training. For those interested in careers in medical education, the Department of Medicine also offers a one-year Measey Fellowship in Medical Education to which clinical educator pathway fellows can choose to apply.