Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship
Phoenix Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive training and mentored research in pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and weight related health risks for those interested in a career as a clinician, clinical educator or clinician scientist. The Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center fellowship was initially accredited by the ACGME on July 1, 1999.
The mission of the program is to provide a curriculum to assure fellows are able to pursue the independent practice of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. In addition, following completion of the fellowship, trainees will be able to demonstrate a competent, high moral and humanistic approach in their future practice. Graduates will possess enough clinical and research experience to successfully pursue a career in academic medicine, industry or private practice.
The Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Division uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address the needs of children and adolescents with endocrine disorders and their families. There are five clinical nurse specialists and three clinical nutritionists in the Division, four of whom are certified diabetes educators (CDE). In addition child psychologists, social workers and child-life specialists are important members of the Division’s health education and care team.
The staff at Phoenix Children's provide care for nearly 6,000 outpatient visits, 300 inpatient consultations, and over 100 new-onset type-1 diabetes patients each year. Patient care is directed by a multi-disciplinary team that includes pediatric and med-peds residents, student leaders in medicine, nursing, nutrition and psychology. Fellow’s leader valuable leadership training by directing the healthcare team.
The emphasis during the first year of fellowship is to gain experience in the clinical practice of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. During the first year, fellows will select an area of interest for a scholarly activity. A mentor will be assigned and a Scholarship Oversight Committee will be selected Scholarship Oversight Committee to provide support and guidance to the fellow to assure meaningful research activity during the fellowship. A scholarly activity will begin in the first year and culminate during the final year of fellowship.
Scholarly activities may be conducted with mentors at various facilities including Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center/Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Arizona State University and the Phoenix branch of the National Institutes of Health.
Fellows are allowed ample time to complete scholarly activities during their second year of training. Special Endocrine Clinics, a Fellow’s Continuity Clinic and limited inpatient coverage during the 2nd and 3rd year of training help to provide a wide range of clinical experiences, enhance teaching skills and develop leadership.
The fellowship offers a unique Endocrine Scholar’s Program for fellow’s who are interested in completing one of three certification programs during their training:
- Certified Diabetes Educator
- Board of Clinical Lipidology
- Masters in Public Health
Endocrinology Handbook (PDF)
Please send all correspondence to:
Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Phoenix Children's Hospital
(602) 933-0935 (phone)
(602) 933-0610 (fax)