With nine to twelve fellows, we have one of the largest Pediatric Endocrinology training programs in the United States. We are fortunate to be affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the largest freestanding pediatric hospitals in the country. Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics has faculty available in every subspecialty recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics. Our program has a unique center of clinic excellence in gender medicine, which offers a wonderful clinical and educational experience for our trainees.
Our curriculum is based on the requirements for board certification in Pediatric Endocrinology through the American Board of Pediatrics. Content outline is available at the American Board of Pediatrics site under “Apply an exam” and then click on “Subspecialties.” We utilize a novel team-based learning approach to cover the core pediatric endocrine topics. We supplement these team-based learning sessions with faculty-led didactic sessions. Fellows curriculum includes lectures by faculty and fellows, board review questions as well as our team-based learning sessions. We often have guest lecturers from our sister institutions in the Texas Medical Center.
In addition to Fellows Curriculum, we also have a section wide didactic series on Thursday afternoons. These include Case Conferences, Journal Clubs and Research Conferences which are given by the fellows, residents, and research attendings.
Our fellows have developed successful research mentor relationships with our faculty as well as faculty throughout Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions in the Texas Medical Center including MD Anderson and The University of Texas.