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Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship

Education

The fellowship program of the Division of Endocrinology is a two year training program leading to board eligibility in Endocrinology. Our goal is to educate our trainees and provide them with knowledge and experience that will enable them to become competent and superb endocrinologists.

Clinical Training

Fellowship training occurs over a two-year period. Designed to develop Endocrinology specialists equally capable of pursuing a career in academia or private practice. Fellows obtain their training at Loyola University Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital. LUMC and HVA share a common campus in Maywood, Illinois, adjacent to the Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University of Chicago. Training in these venues allows the fellow to be exposed to the best of both public and private medicine. Fellows spend four months on consult service, four months on research and four months on Hines VA rotation during each year. They are assigned two continuity clinics for two years and rotate on a four-month basis in general outpatient clinics. They also attend one month of Pediatric Endocrine and two months in Reproductive Endocrine. There are also rotations through Nuclear Medicine, Pathology (Cytology) and clinical labs and endocrine surgery.

Trainees in Endocrinology & Metabolism actively teach and supervise medical students and residents in Internal Medicine who rotate through the Endocrine elective. In addition, fellows actively transmit information about patients on consultation service to their primary physicians in the hospital, namely the Internal Medicine residents.

Research Experience

During their fellowship our trainees are encouraged to participate in research projects with faculty. Our current and past fellows have presented their research at national conferences in a wide range of endocrine diseases, co-written book chapters and review articles.

Facilities

Fellows rotate through the inpatient, outpatient and consultative inpatient services of Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and several Loyola Outpatient Health Care Centers. The distribution of ages and sex in our clinics approximates their distribution among the general population with endocrine diseases. Trainees care for patients with a wide range of clinical problems and endocrine pathology. In addition to this, the fellows rotate through disease-specific clinics such as the Reproductive Endocrine, and Pediatric Endocrine clinics. They also have training in Nuclear Medicine, Cytopathology, and Clinical Laboratory procedures, and exposure to Endocrine Surgery.

How to Apply

To apply for the Endocrinology & Metabolism Fellowship Program, you need to submit the following through ERAS:

  • Application
  • Official medical school transcripts. If originals are not in English, please provide a certified English translation.
  • A Dean's letter (medical school)
  • An official record of board scores (NBME, FLEX, USMLE, LMCC, VQE, or FMGEMS)
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional qualifications, including one from your internal medicine residency program director.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from a medical school outside of the U.S. or Canada)
  • Applicants must possess a valid permanent Visa or U.S. citizenship. No H1B Visas will be accepted.
  • All Fellowship candidates must possess a valid permanent Illinois medical license when they start the program.

Only completed files will be considered. Link to Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Applicants must have three years of accredited postgraduate education in internal medicine and must be eligible for or have passed the ABIM examination.

Contacts

Dr. Pauline Camacho, Fellowship Program Director

Pauline Camacho, MD
Fellowship Program Director

For additional information, please contact:

Kathy Kania
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Building 102, Office 7609
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-216-6497
Fax: 708-216-6890
kathleen.kania@luhs.org