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Department of Internal Medicine

Endocrinology Rotation

Rotation Supervisor:

Romesh Khardori, M.D., Room MMC D-405, Phone 545-0166

Division Faculty:

Romesh Khardori, MD
Carmel Fratianni, MD
Smita Gupta, MD

Contact Information:

Carole Gibson, Room MMC D-405, Phone 545-0166

Length of Rotation:

2 weeks

General Objectives:

Diabetes - Type 1, 2

  • Understand the physiology of insulin secretion
  • Know the clinical pharmacology of antihyperglycemic drugs
  • Know the role of autoimmunity plays in the development of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Understand the concept of insulin resistance
  • Know the principles of management of Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Ketoacidosis


  • Know how the secretion of thyroid hormone is regulated and the kinetics of thyroid hormone release
  • Know the principles thyroid hormone replacement
  • Understand principles and management of hyperthyroid states


  • Know the pharmacological potencies of replaced steroids
  • Understand the role stress plays in the replacement of corticosteriods
  • Understand the physiology of the pituitary adrenal axis


  • Learn about classification of dyslipidemias
  • Learn about pathology of dyslipidemias
  • Learn about various treatments available
  • Learn about NCEP guidelines

Key Learning Resources:

  • Harrison's Text Book of Internal Medicine
  • Textbook of Endocrine Physiology: Griffin and Ojeda

Expectations of Students:

  • Assigned Topic Presentation
  • Work / Ward Rounds
  • Clinic / Outpatient Attendance
  • You will have one day off each week and this will be arranged with your resident.

Clinical Activity, Division Conferences and other Educational Activities:

  • Our ward/hospital rounds are held at different times. Students are expected to see their cases in advance.
  • Attend Journal Club - Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.
  • Attend Endocrine Club - Last Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.

Student Assessment Methods:

  • Observation
  • Feedback received from faculty

Assessment of the Rotation:

  • Students' evaluation is done through the clerkship office. Our office receives periodic copies of evaluations.