Training Timeline

Training timeline for the division of Pediatric Endocrinology, School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill

First yearSecond year Third year
Outpatient Clinics Diabetes, Endocrinology and Specialty Clinics Continuity clinics in Diabetes & Endocrinology. Monthly specialty clinic
Special Clinics – Turner’s, Obesity, DM Transitional Clinic, T2DM
Inpatient exposure On-Service Time
Increased first year and decreases over years 2 and 3
Research Brainstorm project ideas

Interview several investigators to choose research mentor

Make preparations for research project
Finalize IRB

Start research project

Collect and analyze data
Write manuscript

Submit for publication

Pursue additional interests
UNC has incredible research opportunities. Dr. Sancar received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Current fellows research includes looking at the immune response to vaccines in Turner Syndrome and looking at changes in neurocognition and functional MRI in patients with DKA.
Academic lectures/
Core curriculum
Weekly board review, pediatric endocrinology conferences, and combined adult and pediatric lectures.
Career Development Establish mentors Explore career interests Apply for Jobs
Formally meet with Program Director and Scholarship Oversight Committee twice yearly.
National Conferences Fellows attend at least one National meeting per year. Attendance to other meetings is covered if fellow is presenting

All service is covered by faculty to allow all fellows to attend the PES meeting annually

Fellows routinely submit abstracts and present research at the PES meeting every Spring.
Annual Fun Activities Winter holiday party in December, Fellowship retreat in Spring and Summer graduation party in June
Vacation Time 20 Monday through Friday workdays annually as paid time off (PTO includes all vacation, sick and personal leave). It is expected that 15 days will be used as vacation and up to 5 days for sick and personal leave