Your training in endocrinology takes you to New York State’s largest academic diabetic unit, where you’ll work with a world-renowned expert on diabetes and obesity to manage and treat patients with a variety of endocrine disorders.

During this rotation, you’ll collaborate with endocrine fellows, attending physicians and Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, chief of UB’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

You’ll learn how to assess the functional status of patients with endocrine disorders, examine the structure and function of all endocrine organs, interpret common endocrine lab tests and order hormonal replacement.

Specific to diabetes, you’ll initiate insulin and titrate it to improve glycemic control, prescribe diabetes medications and have the unique opportunity to collaborate with a diabetic educator and dietitian to achieve optimal outcomes for your patients.

You also may collaborate on ongoing research studies.

Techniques Learned

You’ll learn how to assess and interpret the results of:

  • hormone assays and immunoassays
  • ACTH stimulation tests
  • pituitary function tests
  • renin-aldosterone tests
  • dexamethasone suppression test
  • water deprivation tests

Conditions Seen

You’ll learn how to diagnose and manage such conditions as:

  • diabetes mellitus
  • hyperlipidemia and metabolic syndrome
  • obesity
  • hypo- and hyperthyroidism
  • thyroid nodules
  • hypopituitarism
  • adrenal incidentaloma
  • metabolic bone disease and hyperparathyroidism
  • menopause and osteoporosis
  • male hypogonadism
  • PCOS

Clinical Site

Year Taken


Length of Rotation

2 weeks