The Inter-Institute Endocrinology Training Program (IETP) seeks to train internal medicine physicians to become first-rate endocrinologists who seek investigative careers. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) participate in this program, with faculty from all three institutes.
Learn more at the NIH IETP website.
Fellows are focused on clinical training at NIH, but they also participate in two-month rotations at Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center. The basic and clinical endocrine research facilities at NIH are among the most extensive and highly regarded in the world. Thus, the fellowship is ideal for physicians who seek a broad education in both research and clinical endocrinology.
Second and Third Years
Fellows are primarily conducting clinical or basic science research under the direction of a senior investigator at NIH. During this research period, active clinical experience continues through two weekly continuity outpatient clinics and participation in clinical conferences. In addition, fellows serve as endocrine consultants for patients in the NIH Clinical Center to gain experience with a number of common problems of endocrine disease, similar to any academic institution. Clinical research activities include programs in all the areas of endocrine and metabolic diseases. Study design, outcome measures, statistical analysis, and ethical and regulatory issues are emphasized.