Program Objectives

Specific program objectives are to acquire expertise in the following:

  1. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
  2. Advanced skills in patient interviewing and examination relevant to endocrine disorders.
  3. Wide variety of laboratory tests related to endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, including understanding their indications, interpretations, specifications, sensitivities and cost in diagnosis and monitoring therapy.
  4. Thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy.
  5. Hormone stimulation and suppression tests including their indications and interpretations.
  6. Multidisciplinary management of complex thyroid, pituitary and neuroendocrine tumors.
  7. Utilization of modern diabetes technologies, including management of insulin pump therapy, interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring and integration in therapeutic decision making.
  8. Critically reviewing literature and using scientific data to aid in patient management.
  9. Basics of experimental study design and statistical analysis.
  10. Contributing to the medical literature by preparing case reports, abstracts, posters and manuscripts to present in local, regional and national conferences and forums.