Fellowship Program Overview
Our Program at Stanford University
The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (LPCH) is an ACGME accredited 3-year training program designed to prepare physicians who are board eligible in pediatrics to become leaders in the field of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes in academic or clinical medicine.
Spread over the three-year program, the fellow completes one year of clinical training and two years of either basic science, clinical or translational research and participates in grant writing and a quality improvement project. Clinical training is performed both on Stanford campus at the Mary L. Johnson Pediatric Ambulatory Care clinic and at Stanford Children’s Health endocrinology clinics located in neighboring communities, Los Gatos and Sunnyvale.
The fellows interact closely, in a friendly and supportive environment, with each other and division faculty who supervise fellow care of patients, education, scholarly activity, and career development. They are encourage to participate and take leadership roles in the many inclusive, social, and educational opportunities available through the division, department of pediatrics, pediatrics education office, graduate medical education office, School of Medicine (SOM), Housestaff activities, BeWell and wellness initiatives, University events, office of community health at SOM, Stanford Arts, pediatrics Fellows Council, University-wide student organizations/interest groups, and Bechtel International Center just to name a few!
In keeping with guidelines established by the American Board of Pediatrics and the vision of Stanford School of Medicine to fuel innovation and transform patient care, all fellows are required to pursue hypothesis-driven research during their fellowship and participate in a quality improvement project. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the unique breadth of multidisciplinary research opportunities available within Stanford University’s Seven Schools. With assistance from Dr. Aye, fellows identify a research mentor and project early in their first year.
This is a clinically, front-loaded program, however, research time is allocated throughout the three years with much of the third year dedicated to scholarly activity. In the first year, fellows will commence research and develop and submit a grant proposal for internal review and funding with the Child Health Research Institute (CHRI). The process mirrors that of external, competitive grants to prepare fellows for th transition to future careers as physician scientists.
The program and department support the development of fellows' research and grant writing skills in manys including the enrollment of fellows in a week-long Fellows' Scholarship Bootcamp late October of their first year, Research & Scholarship Club meetings, Grant Writing Club meetings, and ongoing mentorship. This curricullum lays out the grant writing process step-by-step to demystify it and guide first year fellows across the department of pediatrics together in the process. Grants are due in early winter.
Individualized scholarship oversight committees (SOC) comprised of at least three faculty are formed once a project is identified. SOC meet semi-annually to oversee fellow progress. Fellows regularly present to the faculty, are encouraged to present at local and national conferences and to submit a scholarly manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal by the end of their third year. A personal statement and completed work product approved by the SOC are required by early June in the final fellowship year in order to qualify for Board exams verification.
The School of Medicine offers a highly competitive pay and benefits package to fellows with many stipends like monthly housing stipend, annual QI involvement bonus, and a free healthcare plan option. The program guarantees funding for all three years. Fellows, however, are required to participate in the internal, Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) grant writing and application process to seek research funding for the 2nd and 3rd year. External funding may also be pursued.
Clinical Training and Rotations
The fellow's office and rest areas areas are on campus at the main hospital as is the primary pediatric endocrinology clinical site and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The brand new children's hospital opened in December 2017. And, there are numerous satelite, partner clinics in the region where fellows are able to rotate either for convenience or to gain wider exposure to diverse populations and cases. Currently, call is taken from home.
In addition to clinic-based learning and delivering resident lectures, fellows are required to attend weekly didactic sessions where they present journal articles, case conferences, research, and physiology talks to division members and affiliates. Fellows conduct their own, weekly board review series. The Pediatrics Fellows' College series, monthly division faculty lectures, weekly adult endocrinology conferences, and pediatrics grand rounds also comprise the curriculum.
Come Train with Us!
The pediatric endocrinology team at Stanford Children’s Health is nationally ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report and treats children with endocrine disorders at convenient locations throughout the Bay Area.
We diagnose and manage children with many different endocrine and metabolic disorders.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology
Tandy Aye, MD
Division Administrative Associate
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STANFORD, CA 94305-5208