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Education

Fellowships and Postdoc Training

Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

Our goals for the Endocrine Surgical Fellowship include helping fellows acquire advanced surgical skills, knowledge and understanding of endocrine gland anatomy, normal and abnormal physiology, and develop excellence in clinical acumen for endocrinopathies including  rare endocrine disorders, such as inherited syndromes.

Additional Postdoctoral Research Training

For fellows who have completed a clinical Endocrine Surgery Fellowship and are interested in pursuing endocrine neoplasia research training or mentorship in clinical or health services research, we offer select opportunities within our department and the Duke Cancer Institute for a one research year post-doctoral fellowship.

Medical Student Electives
 

Second-Year Students
The Section of Endocrine Surgery offers a two-week selective rotation for second-year medical students. The Endocrine Surgery Elective will allow second-year medical students to be exposed to and participate in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of endocrine surgery patients.

This patient population encompasses a wide variety of benign, malignant, hormonally active, and hereditary endocrine diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuro-endocrine pancreas/systems, which are evaluated in a multidisciplinary clinic along with medical endocrinology, oncology, pathology, genetics, and radiology. A working knowledge of these diseases and their multidisciplinary management is critical to a career in internal medicine or surgery, in particular.

Fourth-Year Students
The Section of Endocrine Surgery offers a four-week elective for fourth-year students. This elective is applicable for students interested in surgery or internal medicine. The student will have the opportunity to participate in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of endocrine surgery patients.

This patient population encompasses a wide variety of benign, malignant, hormonally active, and hereditary endocrine diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuro-endocrine pancreas/systems, which are evaluated in a multidisciplinary clinic along with medical endocrinology, oncology, pathology, genetics, and radiology.

Students are incorporated in to the endocrine surgery team, and spend 1-2 days/week in clinic and 3-4 days/week in the OR. There are many opportunities for the students to interact closely with faculty in the multidisciplinary clinic and the OR. There are no interns currently on the service, so students will have an excellent opportunity to participate at a more advanced level.