The Division has responsibility for the management of Endocrine-Diabetes outpatient clinics at the University of Louisville Hospital Ambulatory Care Building (ACB) and the Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). In the weekly continuity clinic at the ACB, fellows maintain their own roster of patients. There are four ½ day clinics at the VAMC. Fellows participate in patient care in the practices of the Clinical Faculty members. There is a ½ day per week Pediatric Endocrinology rotation for 6 months, and a ½ day per week rotation in Gynecological Endocrinology with a focus on infertility, hormone therapy and osteoporosis. Fellows are supervised by the same faculty throughout their training.
Since endocrine specialists are frequently required to consult on and manage endocrine aspects of care in hospitalized patients, the training program also emphasizes training in the inpatient setting. The Consult Service generally consists of the fellow, a medical resident, a fourth-year medical student, and the consult attending physician. The Consult Service covers the University of Louisville Hospital, the Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center, Norton Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehabilitation Center. The Endocrine Consult Service sees a very diverse array of patients with endocrine-related problems.
There is a weekly Endocrine Grand Rounds which is given by Division faculty members, other University of Louisville faculty, and outside speakers who visit the Division. There is a monthly Fellows Case Conference, alternating with a monthly Thyroid Conference with Cytopathology and Nuclear Medicine faculty, and 2-3 journal clubs. There is a monthly joint conference with Endocrine Surgery.