Training the Next Generation of Endocrine Specialists
The Duke Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition has trained endocrinologists for more than 50 years. This tradition continues and the Division is committed to training outstanding endocrine specialists to serve the region and the broader U.S.
Completion of a residency in internal medicine gives you access to train with the faculty in the Duke Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition. Residents in the Duke Internal Medicine program spend time working in endocrine subspecialty clinics and on the Endocrinology Inpatient Consult service as part of their training.
The Duke Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition has a highly regarded and longstanding fellowship program. The goal of this program is to train first-rate academic and clinical endocrinologists. The division offers both a 2-year clinical track and a 3-year research track that allow trainees to focus on their primary career interests while becoming board-eligible in Endocrinology. In addition, fellows can become certified in thyroid ultrasonography and bone densitometry during their training.
The Division has a long history of support from the National Institutes of Health, which provides funding for research fellows via the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32). A wide range of research opportunities are available in the Division, the Department of Medicine, and across the Duke Campus. Endocrinology faculty have programs that focus on Clinical Trials, health services and implementation research, clinical studies of insulin secretion and glucose regulation, obesity and appetite control, and basic science studies of islet biology, energetics and insulin action, and molecular regulation of metabolism. The Division has a laboratory in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute where faculty have access to state of the art genetics/genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
Additional Opportunities for Fellows
Fellows have the opportunity to take courses in the Duke Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP), and may apply their coursework toward a Master of Health Sciences degree. This degree positions graduating fellows to more successfully compete for extramural research funding and faculty appointments.