The UNC Endocrinology and Diabetes Program has developed a competency-based core curriculum which encompasses patient centered learning, didactic learning and mentored research training.

Patient Care offers fellows the opportunity to acquire a cohort of patients to follow throughout their years as fellows, allowing them to gradually increase their competence and independence as clinicians, under the direct supervision of the attending faculty.

  • Two major practice settings

               - UNC Hospitals

               - UNC Specialty Clinic at Raleigh

  • Active Continuity Clinics

               - Diverse patient population treated

  • Inpatient Consultation Service

              - Medical and surgical units

              - Active critical care units

Patient Care
Patient Care comes first at UNC Children's.

Didactic Learning is varied and includes:

  • Coverage of key topics through a Board Review seminar for fellows (weekly)
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Case conference (weekly)
  • Journal Club (quarterly)
  • Combined adult and pediatric endocrinology conference (weekly)
  • All Fellows attend the annual PES meeting
  • Genetics and Radiology rounds
  • Invited Speakers

Fellows are responsible for presentation by rotation at many of the above didactic sessions allowing them to develop skills in critical appraisal of the literature and formal presentations.

Team care in Pediatric Endocrinology.

Mentored research training is an essential part of our training program.  Fellows join multidisciplinary research teams to address critical clinical questions. 

  • All fellows choose a faculty mentor, based on their interest, who will guide them through their research training.  
  • Opportunities available in both clinical and basic research
  • Training in research methods, statistical methods, IRB procedures, data analysis and interpretation, research ethics and writing skills.
  • All fellows attend research core curriculum designed as a means for trainees to gain access to coursework in core competencies that are view critical to the success of an academic clinical-translation researcher.  These include:
    • Appreciation of the multidisciplinary roles of various research team members and elements of highly effective teams
    • Completion of Responsible Conduct of Research training
    • Understanding methodological and analytical strategies resulting in appropriately designed protocols
    • Participation in profession development activities that teach skills such as scientific writing, oral presentation, grant writing and mentoring

Patient care in the hospital clinic.