Our division provides residents with patient-care experiences and conferences that help develop their knowledge in the areas of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
As an internal medicine resident, you can enhance your training by participating in our residency elective, conducting research in our division and attending our conferences.
Location: Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of WNY or Buffalo VA Medical Center (outpatient clinic)
This elective trains you in recognizing, diagnosing and formulating treatment plans for endocrinology disorders. You will work in both inpatient and outpatient settings, obtaining focused medical histories and conducting physical exams. You will learn to interpret common endocrine lab tests, use fine needle thyroid aspiration appropriately, when to order a full range of imaging studies, and recognize the rationale for therapy modalities such as diabetic diets, exercise programs, glucose monitoring and insulin delivery devices.