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Endocrinology - ENDC 543- U


Internal Medicine Core Clerkship


Union Memorial Hospital

Description and Goals:

During this four week rotation medical students will learn the approach to taking an endocrine targeted assessment of patients in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Learners will participate in inpatient endocrine consult rounds, outpatient endocrine clinics, and didactic teaching sessions.

During the rotation, students will have the following opportunities:

  • Daily clinical presentations of patients to the endocrine attending on the inpatient endocrine consult service including, but not limited to, the evaluation and management of common inpatient endocrine conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hypercalcemia and hyponatremia.
  • Twice weekly participation in the endocrine resident clinics presenting patients to the endocrine attending including, but not limited to, the evaluation of common outpatient endocrine conditions such as diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2, thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, hirsuitism, adrenal and pituitary disorders.
  • Once monthly participation in the outpatient Endocrine Shepherd’s clinic presenting patients to the endocrine attending with a focus on cost-effective health care.
  • Participation in once weekly endocrine case conferences where the endocrine fellow presents an interesting case from either the outpatient or inpatient setting with a review of relevant literature.
  • Participation in once weekly endocrine journal club conferences where the endocrine fellow presents one to two recent articles from the endocrine literature for review and discussion.
  • Participation in once weekly fellows’ core conferences given by the endocrine attendings covering both basic and advanced endocrine topics.
  • Students will be given a CD with suggested reading materials encompassing essential endocrine journal articles.

At the end of this rotation, students should be able to interpret basic endocrine data such as blood glucose values, and thyroid function tests, and appropriately suggest adjustment to an inpatient diabetic insulin regimen or thyroid hormone replacement.

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (MUMH) faculty directs the rotation for MUMH endocrine fellows, rotating MUMH residents, rotating outside residents and medical students. In addition, medical students are encouraged to attend other hospital wide teaching sessions including daily resident morning report, daily resident noon conference, weekly medicine grand rounds, and weekly University of Maryland student conferences.

Number of Students:



Monday-Friday - Yes
Weekend call / holidays - No

Faculty Responsible:

Pamela Schroeder, M.D.
Program Director

Administrative Contact:

Janice Robb
(410) 554-2282  

Additional Information:

Free offsite parking (shuttle provided)

Last Revision: August 13, 2013