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Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship!

Our program offers fellows unique opportunities to develop into outstanding clinicians, physician-scientists, and educators. In our state-of-the-art facilities, you will be exposed to a wide range of endocrine disorders and cutting-edge endocrine research. Our fellows gain extensive, hands-on experience with all types of endocrine disorders under the supervision and mentorship of our outstanding faculty.

We strive to provide all fellows with the solid foundational training that will allow them to become excellent endocrinologists, and we work individually with each trainee to create experiences that will help them meet their personal long-term career goals. To that end, our fellows can pursue specialized training in specific areas of clinical endocrinology, participate in clinical, translational, or basic research, or receive in-depth training in healthcare education methodologies. 

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center is one of the nation’s leading multidisciplinary centers, providing a wealth of opportunities and financial support to advance our understanding of a global epidemic. The University of Iowa is also a leading clinical and research center in neuroendocrine tumors. Both centers provide our fellows with outstanding opportunities for research and learning. Fellows interested in clinical and translational research can also pursue advanced studies (Certificate or Master degrees) in Clinical Investigation.

Additionally, the University of Iowa has a long and strong tradition in medical education and in training medical and clinical educators. Our fellows can participate in a certificate program that is specifically designed for interested fellows to become clinical educators. Fellows also can pursue more in-depth training in medical education by participating in the Certificate or Master in Medical Education programs.

We constantly work to refine our learning environment to provide our fellows with strong preparation for the next steps in their careers and with a positive overall experience. As integral members of our team, our fellows are engaged to take an active role in enhancing our training program to improve that experience for themselves and for future trainees. 

If you have any questions about any aspect of our program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MSc, MME
Clinical Professor – Endocrinology
Endocrinology Fellowship Director
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine