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Endocrinology Fellowship

Address for applications - ERAS only

  • Endocrinology Fellowship Program
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216
    (601) 984-5525
    Fax: (601) 984-5769
  • Division director: Lillian F. Lien, MD
  • Fellowship program director - Jose S. Subauste, MD
  • Endocrine division administrator - Shannon Childs
  • Education coordinator - Abby Rushing

Major goals of training program

This subspecialty training program in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism is designed to provide advanced training and experience at a level for the trainee to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experience required for all competencies needed by a consultant in this field. This program is designed to fulfill the needs of those trainees who anticipate their future activities to be solely the clinical practice of this specialty, those who expect to function as clinician-educators and those who intend to pursue careers as clinician-scientists. The teaching environment and educational experiences for trainees, detailed below, will equip them to become strong clinicians, educators, and investigators.

Great emphasis is given to education during the training. The board pass rate in endocrinology is 100 % for our endocrine fellows since the creation of the fellowship. Didactic sessions are provided to the endocrine fellows and these include: core lectures, endocrinology grand rounds on a weekly basis, monthly journal club, endocrinology board review on a weekly basis, and multidisciplinary conferences.

The endocrine division plays the leading role in the following multidisciplinary conferences:

  • Pituitary
  • Bone and mineral metabolism
  • Thyroid and parathyroid diseases

The endocrine fellows provide inpatient consultation at the University and VA hospitals. In the outpatient setting, they attend clinics at both institutions. These clinics include continuity clinic, general endocrine, diabetes, thyroid ultrasound-FNA, pituitary, lipid, and hypertension clinics. Regarding diabetes, extensive training is given on insulin pumps and analysis and interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring.

Outside the division, the endocrine fellows also rotate in pediatric endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, and nuclear medicine.

Regarding research and scholarly activities, the Division of Endocrinology has a vast number of publications in peer-reviewed journals over the past five years. The endocrine fellows are encouraged to acquire skills in design and performance of hypothesis-driven endocrine research and to participate in such research or equivalent scholarly activity. This may include gaining experience in grant writing and scientific presentation. For the past three consecutive years, the Research Fellow of the Year award in the Department of Medicine has been given to an endocrine fellow.

Information to note

  • Trainees accepted each year
    2-3
  • Duration of fellowship
    2 years
  • Number of graduates last five years and subsequent career choice
    12 - Four in academic medicine; eight in private practice
  • Application
    Participants in ERAS. Interviews by invitation.
  • Joint residency (fellowship) availability
    None
  • Electives for residents and students
    Yes
  • Special requirements
    ABP or ABIM eligibility

Clinic locations

  • University Physicians Pavilion
    1410 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.
    Jackson, MS 39216
  • University Physicians at Grant’s Ferry
    1010 Lakeland Place
    Flowood, MS 39232
  • Jackson Medical Mall
    350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.
    Jackson, MS 39213
  • VA Medical Center
    1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.
    Jackson, MS 39216