Fellowship Year 1

For all fellows, the first year of fellowship is structured as follows:                                                                                                             

  • Three University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics continuity of care (COC) clinics per week throughout the year (except when on UI Hospitals & Clinics or VA consult service). Endocrine COC clinics encompass endocrine and diabetes.
  • One VA general endocrinology clinic per week when not on any consult service. Two clinics per week when on VA consult service, and none when on UI Hospitals & Clinics consult service. These clinics are run on a COC model and encompass a mix of general endocrine disorders and diabetes.
  • Approximately 4 months on UI Hospitals & Clinics consult service (covers both UI Hospitals & Clinics and VA inpatient and urgent outpatient consults).
  • Approximately 3 months of VA consult service (covers inpatient and urgent outpatient consults).
  • Sub-specialty clinics intended to complement training provided through the endocrine consult service and the fellow COC clinics. The majority of these experiences will likely take place in year 1. Fellows may complete some of these requirements in year 2.
    Rotation Requirement
    High-risk OB Under close mentorship, each fellow follows 6 pregnant patients:
    2 with type I DM
    2 with type 2 DM
    2 with gestational diabetes
    Lipid clinic 4 half-day clinics
    Male infertility clinic 2 half-day clinics
    Pediatric endocrinology 6 half-day clinics
    Renal stone 2 half-day clinics
    Reproductive endocrinology 3 half-day clinics
    NETC 5 half-day clinics
    Bone 5 half-day clinics
    Radiology US (thyroid US and FNA) 6 half-day clinics
    Obesity Clinic 6 half-day clinics
    Thyroid FNA clinic Every other Monday (fellows rotate)
    LGBT clinic 4 half-day clinics

All fellows are also required to work on QI training, general scholarship, and to participate in the division’s didactics.

In addition, during year one, research fellows will identify a research project and mentor, obtain any required research certifications (such as human subject training), and familiarize themselves with their chosen research area, including learning any necessary basic procedures and techniques.