Education/Conferences

Dr. Pinnaro's Sim Poster

As trainees proceed through our program, it is expected they will actively engage in the process of their own education. To enhance educational skills of trainees, each pediatric endocrinology fellow is required to give four to six didactic presentations (e.g., review a clinical topic, etc.) and/or research updates annually.

Pediatric Endocrinology Division Conferences (required)

  • Weekly
  • Purpose: Presentation of interesting or challenging clinical cases, fellow or resident presentation of a didactic session, and/or journal club.

Endocrinology Grand Rounds (required)

  • Weekly
  • Purpose: Didactic lectures on various topics.

Endocrine Immersion (expected)

  • Every other Tuesday.
  • Purpose: Fellow-centered discussions with program director and guest faculty going over a complicated case or an advanced topic in-depth.

Clinical Endocrine Conference (expected) (time slot competes with core curriculum see below, some are required)

  • Weekly
  • Purpose: Comprises internal medicine (adult) endocrinology cases and core curriculum topics.  

Pediatric Fellows' Core Curriculum Conference (expected)

  • Weekly
  • Purpose: To cover ABP required topics and provide each fellow with an opportunity to present their research.

Pediatric Grand Rounds (optional)

  • Weekly
  • Purpose: Presentation of topics of relevance to pediatrics.

Courses offered at University of Iowa

  • We are part of a robust and innovative academic community at University of Iowa. Additional opportunities to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Education (MME), Clinical Research, and others have been completed by our fellows and other fellows during their fellowship. If this is of interest to you, please let us know.
  • Fellows are able to take advantage of courses outside of the College of Medicine when applicable.
  • In the past, fellows have taken the following courses:
    • TBM 5002: Translational Biomedicine Critical Thinking and Communication- Study Design and Communication
    • TBM 5003: Translational Biomedicine Critical Thinking and Communication- Writing and Presentation Strategies
    • TBM 5004: Translational Biomedicine Critical Thinking and Communication- Scientific Writing and Presentation Strategies
    • TBB 5005: Translational Biomedicine Critical Thinking and Communication- Career Development and the Funding Process
    • TBM 5006: Translational Biomedicine Critical Thinking and Communication- Leadership, Teamwork, and Mentoring
    • BIOS 4120: Introduction to Biostatistics
    • EPIC 4400: Epidemiology Principles
    • BME 5330: Computational Geonomics
    • GENE 6150: Bioinformatics

In addition to our core conferences and seminars, there are a variety of additional educational offerings provided by other departments that fellows are encouraged to attend when applicable, including Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Obesity Initiative Conference, Frontiers in Medicine, etc.