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Due to the COVID19 pandemic, interviewsof applicants to the Endocrine fellowship will be conducted 100% virtually forthe 2020-2021 Season.

Endocrinology Fellowship

The Division of Endocrinology offers a two-year ACGME-accredited fellowship training program that includes 18 months of clinical training and six months of faculty-mentored research. The program’s comprehensive clinical curriculum provides fellows rigorous training in the various aspects of endocrinology. Fellows interested in a research career may be considered for a third year dedicated to research. At the completion of training, fellows have a proficiency in thyroid ultrasonography, thyroid fine needle aspiration, and skeletal dual photo absorptiometry.

Apply for Fellowship Training

Applications for this fellowship program are accepted through ERAS.


Fellowship Training Components

  • Inpatient Experience

    Clinical training is carried out at four teaching hospitals, providing variety of exposure to a very diverse patient population.

    • IU Health University Hospital: a tertiary referral center for the state and surrounding region.
    • Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital: city/county hospital that serves a predominantly inner-city population of low socioeconomic status, about 70% of which are either uninsured or on Medicaid.
    • IU Health Methodist Hospital: very large tertiary referral center with varied patient population.
    • Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center: providing endocrine care to veterans in the whole state of Indiana and part of Illinois.

    The clinical responsibilities are split between three consult services. One fellow covers the Eskenazi Hospital and University Hospital while overseeing one or two medicine residents. A second fellow covers the VA hospital service in addition to participating in a quality improvement project. A third fellow covers the consult service at Methodist Hospital. 

  • Outpatient Experience
    Training includes a half-day per week of continuity clinic at the Eskenazi Health, and a half-day per week at the VA Medical Center. In addition, the fellows participate throughout their training in dedicated outpatient clinics; thyroid clinic, bone clinic, reproductive endocrine clinic, pediatric endocrine clinic, obstetrical diabetes clinic and general endocrine clinics.
  • Research
    Several opportunities for research are available for endocrine fellows at IU School of Medicine. Trainees are expected to obtain a faculty research mentor and research project early in the first year of training. Presentations at scientific meetings and publications in peer-reviewed academic journals are strongly encouraged.
  • Conferences
    Fellows participate in several didactic activities each week. Weekly conferences include Endocrine Grand Rounds, Endocrine and Metabolic Research Seminar Series, Endocrine Case Conference, and Bone and Mineral Conference. Additionally, there is a monthly multidisciplinary Thyroid-Parathyroid Case Conference.
  • Procedural Training
    By the end of this training program, all fellows have proficiency in thyroid ultrasonography, thyroid fine needle aspiration, skeletal dual photon absorptiometry interpretation, management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. Thyroid ultrasounds are performed, interpreted and documented by fellows in addition to participating in a weekly half-day FNA clinic. Fellows perform fine­ needle aspiration of the thyroid in conjunction with the Cytopathology Service (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and can review the prepared specimen with the attending pathologist. Fellows interpret skeletal dual photon absorptiometry with an attending for a half day per week while on the ambulatory rotation. Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring experience is gained in outpatient clinics.

Patient Population

Fellows in this program see a large inpatient and outpatient population with considerable socioeconomic, ethnic and disease diversity. Inpatient and outpatient referrals to IU Health University Hospital are often from smaller communities throughout Indiana and are of variable age and socioeconomic status. Eskenazi Hospital is a city/county hospital that serves a predominantly inner-­city population of low socioeconomic status, about 70 percent of which are either uninsured or on medicaid. IU Health Methodist Hospital has a large and varied patient population, including primary care. Clinical care at this facility spans all medical and surgical specialties and includes organ transplantation.

Program Leadership

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Paris Roach, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

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