Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program
Cary Menendez
Phone: 305-585-5215, ext. 2
Email: cmenendez@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Deadline:
We follow the July application cycle as stated in the ERAS timeline. Due to the large volume of applications we receive each year, the program will only contact candidates chosen for an interview.

Call Schedule

Each consult fellow takes home call via pager Monday through Friday.

On weekends, one fellow covers the campus for both the diabetes service and endocrine service starting Friday at 4 p.m. during their consult service rotation.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Diabetes Research Institute

1450 N.W. 10th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited residency in internal medicine.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our primary mission is to train fellows for academic careers in endocrinology and diabetes by providing a diversified, cutting-edge curriculum that encompasses the breadth of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, while providing an in-depth experience in all endocrine subspecialty areas.

Mission & Vision

Our primary mission is to train fellows for academic careers in endocrinology and diabetes by providing a diversified, cutting-edge curriculum that encompasses the breadth of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, while providing an in-depth experience in all endocrine subspecialty areas.

Program Director’s Welcome

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the J. Maxwell McKenzie Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program, which honors Dr. John Maxwell McKenzie’s seminal contributions to the field of thyroidology, including the development of a mouse thyroid stimulating hormone bioassay. Our campus, one of the largest medical campuses in the United States, is located in the “Health District” of the city of Miami and includes the University of Miami/Jackson Health System and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. With more than 1,500 beds, Jackson Memorial Hospital is the only public hospital for the citizens of Miami-Dade County, the major teaching institution for the University of Miami and one of the nation’s busiest hospitals. It is continually ranked as one of the best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Our two‐year fellowship combines a variety of clinical and research activities within flexible programs designed for each individual, including opportunities in epidemiologic, clinical and laboratory-based research. Trainees, particularly those who are interested in pursuing an academic career, are strongly encouraged to extend their appointments to a third year to allow for completion of a substantial research project.

Our expanding, highly trained faculty includes nationally and internationally renowned clinicians and scientists, ensuring both clinical and research training at the highest level, and at top facilities, including, but not limited to, the Diabetes Research Institute, a world leader in diabetes cure-focused research where our fellows have direct access to emerging technology and the opportunity to interact and work closely with many researchers and faculty dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes; the Endocrine Testing Center, where our fellows learn the indications, technical application and interpretation of a wide array of dynamic endocrine tests and the Fellows’ Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Clinic, where we are one of the very few training programs providing simulator-based training with a thyroid ultrasound-guided FNA model.

Additionally, the diverse patient population at our training locations provides fellows with a challenging wealth of opportunities, further ensuring a truly unique training experience.

-Atil Y. Kargi, MD

Description

Our two‐year fellowship combines a variety of clinical and research activities within flexible programs designed for each individual, including opportunities in epidemiologic, clinical and laboratory-based research. Trainees, particularly those who are interested in pursuing an academic career, are strongly encouraged to extend their appointments to a third year to allow for completion of a substantial research project.

Our expanding, highly trained faculty includes nationally and internationally renowned clinicians and scientists, ensuring both clinical and research training at the highest level, and at top facilities, including, but not limited to, the Diabetes Research Institute, a world leader in diabetes cure-focused research where our fellows have direct access to emerging technology and the opportunity to interact and work closely with many researchers and faculty dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes; the Endocrine Testing Center, where our fellows learn the indications, technical application and interpretation of a wide array of dynamic endocrine tests and the Fellows’ Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Clinic, where we are one of the very few training programs providing simulator-based training with a thyroid ultrasound-guided FNA model.

Additionally, the diverse patient population at our training locations provides fellows with a challenging wealth of opportunities, further ensuring a truly unique training experience.

-Atil Y. Kargi, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

3

Duration of Fellowship?

2 years

Program Highlights

Largest & most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes

1 of the busiest hospitals in the U.S.

Lipid & reproductive endocrine fellowship rotations

Program Highlights

Largest & most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes

1 of the busiest hospitals in the U.S.

Lipid & reproductive endocrine fellowship rotations

Clinical Experience

Our fellowship program prides itself on its commitment to education. The program provides a sophisticated curriculum designed to deliver state-of-the-art clinical training to fellows. Endocrinology fellows also are active teachers themselves, teaching endocrinology to medical students and residents, not only on rounds but also in the classroom. The fellowship program also has numerous educational conferences for fellows, including weekly case presentations; core-curriculum didactic lectures given by faculty members; endocrine board review; endocrinology and internal medicine grand rounds, as well as monthly journal club and tumor board conferences. Fellows also participate in an annual “how-to” conference series, similar to a “boot camp,” occurring at the beginning of each academic year.

Fellows are required to participate in scholarly activities during their fellowship including research and quality improvement projects. In the first year of fellowship, trainees are provided with guidance in obtaining a research mentor and are required to identify their mentor and to define their research project. A substantial portion of the second year of our fellowship training program is dedicated to research training. Fellows are encouraged to present their work at national or international conferences and their work has resulted in several publications in recent years.

Year 1 (PGY-4)

First-year (PGY-4) fellows will experience:
Inpatient Consult Services – five to six months (two-week rotation in diabetes or endocrinology)
Lipid Clinic/Rotation – once a month
Outpatient Clinics – Four, half-day outpatient clinics per week (two diabetes, two endocrine)
Quality Improvement – identification of mentor, project and preliminary work
Research – identification of mentor, project and preliminary work (e.g., institutional review board)
Thyroid FNA Clinic – twice a month
Vacation – four weeks total

Year 2 (PGY-5)

Second-year (PGY-5) fellows will experience:
Academic Clinic – twice a week (Diabetes Research Institute and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Consult Service “Refresher” – five weeks total
Continuity Clinic – once a week
National & International Meetings
Research & QI Projects – dedicated time
Subspecialty Rotations – five weeks each (bone/pediatrics; diabetes; neuroendocrine/adrenal/reproductive and thyroid)
VA Consults/DEXA/Dynamic Endocrine Testing Rotation
Vacation – four weeks total

Alumni Placements Include:

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rush University Medical Center
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Alumni Placements Include:

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rush University Medical Center
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley