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Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

UIC/RUSH Pediatrics Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Welcome! We are Chicago’s newest pediatric endocrinology fellowship program that started in the fall of 2014. We are a comprehensive three-year training program, fully accredited by the ACGME. Our combined program is set in two large academic hospitals in Chicago: RUSH University Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of the University of Illinois at Chicago

RUSH University Children’s Hospital delivers comprehensive, high quality, innovative family-centered excellence in child health services while promoting the most impactful research and the highest innovation in education.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Health Sciences System is at the epicenter of many of the changes our healthcare system is undergoing, creating exciting and unique training opportunities.

Our joint mission is to provide the knowledge, skills and attributes that will allow fellows to become excellent and competent pediatric endocrinologists.

The first year of training focuses on mastering basic concepts in eliciting relevant clinical history, performing physical examinations and developing management plans. The second and third years focus on conducting clinical or basic science research, teaching residents and medical students, in addition to achieving further experience and confidence to practice independently. Our program also aims to prepare fellows for successful board certification.

Pediatrics Endocrinology Fellowship Program Goals

  • Instill in our fellows the desire to provide comprehensive care topatients who have complex medical problems, assume risk and full responsibility for the medical outcome of their prescribed therapies, and be a leader and/or member of a multidisciplinary medical management team that is involved in the care of their patients.
  • Instill in our fellows the need to think analytically and make prudent judgments based on the critical review and assessment of all venues, including a comprehensive history, physician exam, the medical and scientific literature, and diagnostic modalities, which are available to them to address the complex medical and theoretical problems that they encounter in the care of their patients.
  • Empower our fellows to always be inquisitive and pose questions surrounding established methods of treatment, develop and test hypotheses based on their direct patient interactions and a critical review of the literature, and to acquire new knowledge that challenges the status quo.
  • Foster the humanistic and ethical characteristics inherent in a caring, compassionate and supportive physician, which are the essential hallmarks of the profession of medicine.