Endocrinology and Metabolism

Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Johanna Pallotta
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month. Not offered in August
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This course is designed to provide broad exposure to clinical endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Half of the month (a two week block of time) will be devoted to training in endocrinology and metabolism at BIDMC, while the other half of the month will be devoted to training in diabetes at the Joslin clinic. Endocrinology and metabolism: Students will see consults and participate in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with a wide range of endocrine and metabolic disorders at both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Diabetes: The first week will be devoted to the "Do It" program, following a specific diabetic patient as he/she goes through the different medical and laboratory evaluations as well as teaching sessions of the program. During the second week of this block, students will be active on the consult service and will work up cases for presentation at consult rounds.