Requirements for Fellowship Training in Pediatric Endocrinology

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					             Requirements for Fellowship Training in Pediatric Endocrinology

    1) Residency Training – prospective fellows must provide evidence of either:

            a) successful completion of training in an ACGME accredited residency training
               program in pediatrics

            or

            b) If the prospective fellow is a graduate of a non-U.S. medical school (a Foreign
               Medical Graduate, FMG) they must have successfully completed training in
               pediatrics comparable to that of an ACGME accredited residency training
               program. This training (medical school and residency training) must be approved
               by the credentialing office of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

    2) Citizenship – prospective fellows must either have

            a) U.S. Citizenship

            or

           b) A valid U.S. Visa allowing fellowship training
                    i. Note, however, that the second and third years of pediatric endocrine
                        fellowship training at Johns Hopkins are supported by a Training Grant
                        from the National Institutes of Health. This grant is only able to support
                        trainees who are U.S. citizens (or have permanent resident status).
                        Therefore, although we can occasionally accept and support a trainee
                        who is not a U.S citizen, most of our trainees are U.S. citizens. In some
                        cases, we have been able to accept into our training program applicants
                        who were not U.S. citizens, but who were able to get financial support
                        for their training from an outside source (typically their country of
                        origin.)
    3) Training Grant Support
           a) The second and third years of pediatric endocrine fellowship training at Johns
               Hopkins are supported by a Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health.
               Therefore, unless other support is identified and agreed upon, fellows must be
               eligible for support by the Training Grant (see above). In addition, fellows must
               be willing to agree to the “pay back” requirements of the NIH training grant (see
               http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-109.html).

Requirements for promotion to second year of fellowship training:

        a) successful completion of the first year of fellowship training as documented by end-
           of year evaluations. Subspecialty residents are required to achieve an average
           evaluation (based on all faculty evaluations) of at least satisfactory (a “4” on the 9-
           point scale) on all measures.

Requirements for promotion to the third year of fellowship training:

        a) successful completion of the second year of fellowship training as documented by
           end-of year evaluations. Subspecialty residents are required to achieve an average
evaluation (based on all faculty evaluations) of at least satisfactory (a “4” on the 9-
point scale) on all measures.