Message from the Temple Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director
On behalf of our entire Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Temple University Hospital, I would like to thank you for your interest in our Fellowship Program.
The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Temple has over the past several years enjoyed progressive growth with addition of faculty and clinic locations. The spectrum of academic faculty ranges from nationally and internationally recognized senior faculty to dynamic junior faculty; several physician scientists are active in both basic and clinical research and there is also a strong emphasis on clinical medicine. The fellowship program has benefitted from this growth and currently there are 15 faculty members actively involved in the teaching of our endocrine fellows at our main campus, outlying clinics and affiliated teaching sites. Areas of expertise cover a wide spectrum of general endocrinology, diabetes, obesity and metabolic bone disorders. Education of fellows, along with residents and students, is a priority and several members of the faculty have received distinguished teaching awards. Our faculty prides itself in being friendly, approachable, and committed to fellow education as well as quality patient care and research.
Fellows are actively involved in the inpatient endocrine consult service at Temple University Hospital on the main Health Science Campus as well as having a more limited presence in the inpatient endocrine consult service at Temple Health’s Jeanes Hospital. In addition to sub-subspecialty clinic exposure in faculty clinics, fellows have an average of two half-day continuity clinics per week, one devoted to diabetes and one devoted to general endocrinology. Fellows follow their own panel of patients throughout their training, greatly enhancing their clinical experience. Several of our faculty members have clinics devoted to performing thyroid ultrasound and US-guided thyroid FNA providing a great learning environment for our fellows. We have many patients on insulin pump and CGM therapy and do frequent CGMS studies in our clinic. There is significant exposure to DEXA studies with faculty who are certified in reading these studies.
In addition to the inpatient consult services and outpatient endocrinology clinic experiences on the main Health Science Campus fellows also attend endocrine clinics with our faculty in center city and suburban locations. Rotations with affiliated faculty occur at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as well as at a Reproductive Endocrinology site. On the Health Science Campus rotations include Nuclear Medicine (scans and I-131 treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer) and Gestational Diabetes clinics. Fellows have exposure to the Temple Diabetes Education Program that is staffed by experienced Diabetes Educators and Nutritionists.
We feel that our fellowship program is one of the best clinical training programs in the country. We take pride in our highly structured educational environment. In addition to the “bedside” teaching in the above described rotations, we have a number of regular educational conferences including weekly journal club, clinical case conference, endocrine grand rounds, medicine grand rounds and endocrine fellows core curriculum lecture series. We also have a monthly multidisciplinary Thyroid & Parathyroid conference and a monthly multidisciplinary Pituitary conference. A twice-monthly seminar allows for further exposure to insulin pump management, CGM interpretation, DEXA interpretation and review of modules from the Endocrine Society Fellows Training Series.
Scholarly activity and research are a part of the Temple endocrinology fellowship experience and the opportunities are broad. Several of our faculty members are highly regarded researchers with track records of quality research, funding and publications. Our fellows consistently present their work at national meetings of Endocrine Society, AACE, ADA and ATA as well as the local Philadelphia Endocrine Society and Temple’s own trainee research symposium. Though our fellowship program is primarily a clinical program, we expect our fellows to develop an understanding of research methods.
We feel that our fellowship program prepares fellows to be successful in whatever career direction they chose to go. Over the years, our fellowship graduates have chosen both academic and clinical practice positions, depending on their interest.
We are extremely proud of the proficiency of our fellowship program graduates, as demonstrated by their excellent ABIM Endocrinology board scores as well as the successful careers they have built for themselves.
Again, we appreciate your interest.
Jonathan R. Anolik, MD, FACE, FACP
Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Medicine