Duke's Endocrinology Fellowship Program utilizes multiple complimentary training sites. These sites expose trainees to a variety of practice settings, including large academic teaching hospitals, community hospitals, hospital-based clinics, non-academic clinic settings, and clinics providing care for underserved populations. Key training sites include:
- Duke University Hospital: An approximately 1000-bed quaternary care facility, Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States. It offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 35 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms; an Eye Center with five operating rooms; and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. The hospital functions as a research facility where medical innovations are achieved and applied.
- Durham VA Medical Center: Located across the street from Duke University Hospital, the Durham VA Medical Center is a 270-bed tertiary care teaching facility affiliated with Duke. All Durham VA attendings are also faculty members at Duke, and most have privileges at both hospitals. The Durham VA facility, which has been in operation since 1953, provides general and specialty medical, surgical, psychiatric-inpatient and ambulatory services, and serves as a major tertiary referral center for North Carolina and surrounding states.
- Duke Clinic: Duke Clinic houses many of Duke's specialty services, including Endocrinology, in a single complex adjacent to Duke University Hospital. These clinics are staffed by faculty members with expertise in a variety of Endocrinology subspecialties.
- Durham VA Clinics: The Durham VA Clinics house a variety of subspecialists, including Endocrinology, and serve as the major referral center for Veterans across North Carolina and neighboring states. These clinics are all staffed by Duke Endocrinology faculty.
- Brier Creek and Southpoint Clinics: Ancillary clinics that bring Duke subspecialty care into the community setting, and offer a complimentary outpatient experience to Duke Clinic.
- Duke Outpatient Clinic (DOC): The Duke Outpatient Clinic provides care for Durham’s medically underserved population; the majority of patients self-pay or receive Medicaid. The population represents a range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The DOC has a dedicated Endocrinology subspecialty clinic staffed by Duke faculty and fellows.