The Fellowship Program in Endocrinology,
Inpatient consultations are seen in all
Fellowship Diabetes and Metabolism at University Health Care
consists of a two to three year training program
University Health Care affiliated hospitals. A close
working relationship is maintained with the
Program designed to provide advanced and comprehensive
educational opportunities to physicians in the
Department of Child Health so that fellows become
in clinical and investigative aspects of the
experienced with the endocrine and metabolic
problems found in patients in this age group.
subspecialty. The program has sufficient flexibility
Endocrinology, to accommodate the wide variety of needs, goals
Fellows play a major role in patient care and also in
teaching housestaff and students. Consultative
and interests of each trainee. The objective of this
Diabetes and program is to produce graduate physicians eligible
teaching rounds are made daily with the attending
faculty, fellows, housestaff and students.
Metabolism for certification in Endocrinology, Metabolism and
Diabetes by the American Board of Internal
The Division directly supervises the investigation
and management of patients requiring inpatient
Medicine. They will be capable of dealing in depth
care in an Inpatient Diabetes and Endocrinology
with the diagnostic and management problems
Service. The Division also provides concurrent
innate to Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism,
care for diabetic patients on other services.
whether their anticipated future career be in clinical
Endocrine-Metabolic and Diabetes outpatient
practice or academic medicine.
clinics are held in both the University Hospital and
Clinics and the VA Hospitals. There are specialty
clinics in lipid abnormalities, osteoporosis, as well
General Program as general Endocrine and Diabetes Clinics. Fellows
The first year is organized to provide intensive have an active responsibility for the delivery of
exposure to clinical patient care of adult and continuing outpatient care. Close supervision of
pediatric endocrine and metabolic disorders. This the clinics is provided by all attending faculty.
clinical exposure involves both hospitalized and
clinic patients. The fellow works closely with the
University of attending faculty and will develop skills in the
synthesis, interpretation, and application of clinical
Conferences are an important part of the training
Missouri-Columbia and laboratory information.
Pertinent literature is surveyed and discussed at
The second year of fellowship is more loosely
School of Medicine structured, permitting fellows to spend varying
a bi-monthly Journal Club attended by faculty,
fellows and house staff. An Endocrine/Diabetes
amounts of their time in both clinical and research
and activities. Fellows interested in the clinical practice
Research Conference is held monthly.
A weekly multi-disciplinary Clinical Conference
Cosmopolitan of Endocrinology and Diabetes continue to nurture
their expertise and skills in predominantly clinically is conducted during which interesting or problem
patients are discussed with active participation by
International oriented activities. Fellows primarily interested in an
academic career may elect to spend as much as faculty from other departments.
In addition, weekly Medical Grand Rounds
Diabetes Center 80-90% of their activities in the realm of research
(clinical or basic). and monthly Research Conferences are
A third year may be arranged for continuation of conducted by the Department of Medicine.
Research Opportunities UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE Application Procedure
Development of investigative expertise is an The University of Missouri established the first It is a prerequisite that applicants have completed
integral part of the training program for all fellows. medical college west of the Mississippi River in three years of accredited training in Internal
In order to develop critical analytic skills, each 1841. It has been located on the Columbia campus Medicine or Pediatrics. As the fellowship program
fellow actively participates in an extensive research since 1872 and assumed its full four year is primarily clinical, all fellows must be eligible for
experience. Ongoing investigative protocols of the curriculum format in 1955. The Health Care licensure in the State of Missouri. For international
attending staff are available for fellow participation, complex also offers educational programs in medical graduates, this will require passing the visa
or a fellow may initiate his or her own study. nursing and six other allied health professions. qualifying examination (ECFMG examination or
Currently, research studies concern lipid It is affiliated with the adjacent 460-bed Truman equivalent).
metabolism, calcium metabolism and osteoporosis, Veterans Memorial Hospital, 114-bed Mid-Missouri The University of Missouri is an equal
mineralocorticoids, therapy of diabetes mellitus and Mental Health Center, the Ellis Fischel Cancer employment and educational opportunity institution
the application of computers to clinical care. Center, and Columbia Regional Hospital. The and complies with the guidelines of the Americans
Extensive laboratory and animal research facilities, University Hospital and Clinics serves as a referral with Disabilities Act of 1990. All reasonable efforts
and the activities of the College of Veterinary and consultation source for physicians throughout will be made to accommodate special needs. Any
Medicine, Department of Statistics, and other the State of Missouri and adjacent regions, one with special needs should notify us at the
affiliated departments are available to the members assuring a broad spectrum of patient problems and address below. Applications will be considered
of the Division. pathology. solely on the basis of merit. The annual stipend is
All subspecialties of Internal Medicine are determined by the background experience of the
represented as actively organized Divisions in the individual fellow and is not dependent upon
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine. One of the most National Institutes of Health or other outside
Diabetes and Metabolism exciting developments for the Division of agency funding.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism has been Applications are now accepted exclusively
Division Director: the joint effort of the University of Missouri and the through the ERAS program. We require the
James R. Sowers, M.D., FACE, FACP Cosmopolitan International Club (a private service common application form, three (3) letters of
organization similar to the Lions Club) to build and recommendation and a personal statement.
Medical Director: operate a Diabetes Center. The Center officially Additional information can be submitted at your
opened in January 1984, with a three-fold mission discretion.
David W. Gardner, M.D., FACE of patient care, education and research. Any questions regarding the Fellowship Training
University Health Care is on the main campus of Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and
Faculty: the University and the resources of a number of Metabolism should be directed to:
Stephen A. Brietzke, M.D., FACE supportive facilities (the Nuclear Magnetic
Thomas W. Burns, M.D., MACP Resonance Facility, Nuclear Reactor Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes
Michael J. Gardner, M.D. Computer Center, Agricultural Experimental and Metabolism
Javad Habibi, Ph.D. Station, etc.) are easily accessible. 1 Hospital Drive, D109
Part of the UMC campus is a national historic Columbia, Missouri 65212
Uzma Z. Khan, M.D. landmark--Francis Quadrangle, the setting for the
David M. Klachko, M.D., FACP TEL: (573) 882-2273
University's original buildings and the famed Ionic FAX: (573) 884-4609
Jeonga Kim, Ph.D. columns dating to the 19th century. The city and EMAIL: email@example.com
L. Romayne Kurukulasuriya, M.D., FACE the campus are intertwined in a rich mixture of
academic and civic history and progress that
makes Columbia a stimulating place to spend a
fellowship or a lifetime.
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