The first year is predominantly dedicated to clinical activity (for both tracks) to fulfill ACGME requirements. Inpatient rotations through the Adult Diabetes and Diabetes & Pregnancy consult services are integrated with weekly outpatient diabetes clinics (in addition to clinics and Inpatient Endocrine consultative activity at BIDMC). Fellows receive further exposure while attending specialty clinics on weight management, lipid disorders, diabetes in pregnancy, and hypoglycemia. Also, fellows participate in intensive multidisciplinary patient-centered programs (e.g. DO IT), which draw patients worldwide and exemplify the coordinated, multifaceted model of care envisioned by Dr. Joslin.
During the second year (and third, if applicable), clinics are tailored to fellows’ interests, emphasizing choices that are aligned with long-term career goals. Quality improvement projects and engagement in activities of the Asian American Diabetes Initiative and the Latino Diabetes Initiative are sought-after choices. Our mission is to foster a stimulating environment that enables the progressive independence of our fellows in caring for their patients while supporting their professional growth.