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Endocrinology Fellowship Overview

The endocrinology fellowship program at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, founded in 1987, is an ACGME accredited two-year program affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia. The program offers three fellowship positions for applicants’ board eligible in internal medicine. The aim is to produce qualified, competent endocrinologist capable of providing a full range of services in the subspecialty, act as a community resource for expertise in their field, create and integrate new knowledge into the field, and educate future generations.

The program’s clinical instruction is split between Prisma Health Richland and the Dorn VA Medical Center. Both sites provide state-of-the-art facilities that serve assorted medical and surgical specialties. Our six core faculty members come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, and supervise a large referral practice. While the majority of clinical instruction occurs in the outpatient setting, reflecting the major venue of health care delivery within the endocrine subspecialty; there are also inpatient consultation at both locations.
 
Fellows participate weekly at the endocrine and diabetes clinic at the Dorn VA Medical Center and a daily referral clinic at the Department of Medicine offices adjacent to Prisma Health Richland. Fellows see typical and atypical endocrine problems at both institutions and are instructed in performing thyroid ultrasound, ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration of the thyroid and bone density measurement.

Conferences include weekly clinical conference, journal club, and board review. Fellows are responsible for literature reviews on assigned topics relating to current clinical problems for presentation at the weekly clinical conferences and for supervision of students and residents rotating in the endocrine service.

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism provides opportunities for basic and clinical research. Faculty members within the division act as mentors. Each fellow is expected to present research results at a national meeting and publish original investigations.