Scholarly Activity during Fellowship Training
In addition to outstanding clinical training, all fellows are provided with the basic tools and mentorship to conduct clinical, quality improvement, and/or basic science research through our Scholarly Activity Curriculum. This curriculum involves:
Fellows are matched with a faculty mentor whose research interests align with their own. Our faculty has a broad range of investigative expertise, including active projects in the following areas: diabetes prevention, integrative therapies for diabetes, pancreatic islet research, brown adipose tissue and epicardial fat, stem cell differentiation, thyroid hormone metabolism and signaling, thyroid cancer, thyroid dysfunction, IRAEs, pituitary disease and dysfunction, and disorders of bone and mineral metabolism.
Fellows are expected to engage in scholarly activity projects during their fellowship. Fellow projects are presented at quarterly conferences as well as Endocrine Grand Rounds before completion of fellowship training.
Those who are interested in pursuing a PhD or post-doctoral work are encouraged to apply to the UCLA STAR Program (Specialty Training and Advanced Research; https://medschool.ucla.edu/star). The STAR Program is based on the NIH K30 training program and is a unique opportunity to pursue a doctorate or post-doctoral work.
Fellows interested in pursuing a Masters of Science in Clinical Research (UCLA MSCR) will have the opportunity to apply to the program during their first year of fellowship.
For additional information on faculty mentors, please see links below