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Training & Experience

UCLA Pediatric Endocrinology.

 

Clinical Medicine Training

The clinical program consists of fellows providing consultation on endocrine problems in outpatient/inpatient settings at two facilities: Mattel Children's Hospital within the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, and Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center. Fellows participate in various clinical conferences and are expected to take an active role in teaching/supervision of housestaff and medical students.

Fellows are expected to develop competence in the recognition, diagnostic evaluation, and management of a broad spectrum of pediatric endocrine disorders, as outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics requirements for subspecialty certification in Pediatric Endocrinology. The program is structured to enable the fellow to advance from first through third year of training by applying his/her increasing knowledge base and skills, and thus, functioning more independently over time.

 

Research Training

The research training is individualized and mentor-based and provides a scientifically rich environment where fellow trainees are afforded the opportunity of training in well-established laboratories/clinical research programs with a wide range of expertise. Most fellows participate in a clinical as well as a basic science research project. Fellows participate in an integrated program of clinical responsibilities and research efforts with an emphasis on publication and funding application throughout the fellowship period. In addition, our fellows travel and present at meetings on the national and international level.

As per the certification requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics, involvement in scholarly activities must result in the generation of a specific written "work product", which may include:

  • A peer-reviewed publication in which a fellow played a substantial role
  • An in-depth manuscript describing a completed project
  • A thesis or dissertation written in connection with the pursuit of an advanced degree
  • An extramural grant application that has either been accepted or favorably reviewed
  • A progress report for projects of exceptional complexity, such as a multi-year clinical trial

Our fellows have opportunities to apply for T32 grants as well as K awards and uniformly attend the UCLA CTSI's short course that provides the tools necessary for developing a clinical trial. Scientific mentors participating in the fellowship training program have an established track record in their field of investigation. Our graduated fellows are well placed in faculty positions at various institutions across the nation. Every fellow has the opportunity to apply for The Janet and Ray Sherr Fellowship Loan Repayment Endowment in addition to the NIH Loan Repayment Program.

 

Education

The research training is individualized and mentor-based and provides a scientifically rich environment where fellow trainees are afforded the opportunity of training in well-established laboratories/clinical research programs with a wide range of expertise. Most fellows participate in a clinical as well as a basic science research project. Fellows participate in an integrated program of clinical responsibilities and research efforts with an emphasis on publication and funding application throughout the fellowship period. In addition, our fellows travel and present at meetings on the national and international level.

As per the certification requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics, involvement in scholarly activities must result in the generation of a specific written "work product", which may include:

  • A peer-reviewed publication in which a fellow played a substantial role
  • An in-depth manuscript describing a completed project
  • A thesis or dissertation written in connection with the pursuit of an advanced degree
  • An extramural grant application that has either been accepted or favorably reviewed
  • A progress report for projects of exceptional complexity, such as a multi-year clinical trial

Our fellows have opportunities to apply for T32 grants as well as K awards and uniformly attend the UCLA CTSI's short course that provides the tools necessary for developing a clinical trial. Scientific mentors participating in the fellowship training program have an established track record in their field of investigation. Our graduated fellows are well placed in faculty positions at various institutions across the nation. Every fellow has the opportunity to apply for The Janet and Ray Sherr Fellowship Loan Repayment Endowment in addition to the NIH Loan Repayment Program.

 

Outreach - Camp Conrad-Chinnock

Camp Conrad-Chinnock is a non-profit organization providing recreational, social, and educational opportunities for children with diabetes. For more information, please visit: http://campconradchinnock.weebly.com