Our American Board of Pediatrics ACGME accredited fellowship curriculum provides a three year training program for physicians who have completed their pediatric residency with distinction and who intend to develop a career in academic pediatric endocrinology. The program accepts just one fellow at a time to ensure that the trainee receives focused individual attention from all of our faculty members. Fellow clinical responsibilities increase throughout the program through graded independence with faculty oversight throughout. Fellow experiences range from consultations on the inpatient service to continuity of care in our outpatient environment. Our multidisciplinary clinics in neuro-oncology, adolescent-young adult diabetes transition, gender dysphoria and disorders of sexual development combine the clinical abilities of multiple specialty providers to enhance patient care and enrich the fellow’s clinical exposure. Our pioneering efforts in telemedicine allow us to serve patients from distant counties throughout California and further afield. Fellows achieve the core competencies of compassionate, appropriate and effective patient care, state of the art medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice. Fellow research training utilizes the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) as well as the extensive research resources available throughout the University of California, Davis campus. Fellows can take advantage of the epidemiology, biostatistics and bioethics courses presented at our CTSC. The curriculum prepares the fellow to successfully become subspecialty certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Our Pediatric Endocrine division, which ranks in the top 50 programs in the U.S. News & World Report survey, draws patients from hundreds of miles throughout Northern California in a culturally-rich environment and provides a rich and diverse clinical experience. Our faculty is internationally recognized for expertise in diabetes, growth, puberty, childhood obesity and health services research. The nurses, dieticians, social workers and other medical professionals on our pediatric endocrine team form a cohesive group that enjoys working together to care for our patients and their families. Our group has a history of developing novel clinical programs to improve outcomes for children with diabetes, including a recent Innovation Award for clinical care. Our pediatric endocrinology division also has a longstanding history of success in clinical research, and our department and the broader UC Davis community offer ample opportunities for collaborative research that expands the scope of opportunity for novel projects. Previous fellows, with their excellent training in clinical care, research and teaching, have achieved faculty appointments in other prestigious centers and reached distinction with academic publications.
Applications are submitted through the ERAS/National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website beginning in July. Interviews occur on a continuing basis and the match occurs in December. We require a personal statement describing your training experiences to date, your interest in pediatric endocrinology, your future plans, a curriculum vitae and three (3) letters of reference addressed to our program director, Dr. Dennis M. Styne, which must include one from your residency program director.