The Endocrinology Fellowship program at SIU is a two-year program aimed at providing comprehensive knowledge to care for patients suffering from endocrine, metabolic, or thyroid diseases. The diverse faculty includes nationally recognized leaders in clinical endocrinology. Faculty and staff are committed to providing the best possible fellowship experience. Many of our recent graduates are now in junior faculty positions at academic institutions throughout the country.


The endocrinology fellowship prepares individuals for careers in academic or clinical endocrinology, and the program meets the requirements for board eligibility in endocrinology. The program is two-years of training. Our faculty is dedicated to its teaching mission and strives to make the success of the program a priority. Input and feedback from fellows is encouraged, and their suggestions are continuously integrated into the program in an effort to maximize the learning experience. Fellows are expected to be active participants and partners in fostering a climate of academic excellence and outstanding patient care.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Prepare fellow to care for patients suffering from endocrine or metabolic disease including treating patients for acute and chronic distress resulting from their disease.
  • Give opportunities for fellow to experience a wide variety of patients to diagnose and treat suffering from disease in all areas of endocrinology.
  • Provide a diverse experience through rotations in areas related to endocrinology so that the fellow has training in all of the diagnostic procedures and methods used in endocrinology.
  • Prepare the fellow to continue his/her education throughout his/her life by giving him/her training in critically reading the medical literature, understanding medical informatics, medical research methods, medical statistics, medical decision-making, outcomes assessment, health promotion, practice management, medicolegal issues and medical humanities.
  • Introduce the fellow to principles of clinical/bench research, and prepare them to analyze literature/data, write investigative protocols and collect data in a scientific, organized manner.

How to Apply

SIU Endocrinology Fellow Program participates with ERAS for applications to the program. We require the following documents be submitted via ERAS:

  1. ERAS Application including your complete personal statement.
  2. Copies of USMLE score sheets. Please note that we will be looking for scores of 85 and above for our program.
  3. Proof of medical licensure.
  4. ECFMG certificate, if you are an international medical graduate.
  5. Three letters of recommendation including one from your Internal Medicine Residency Program director. Note: These letters may be mailed directly to the address below or submitted through ERAS.
  6. Copy of your Dean’s letter attesting to your graduation from Medical School.

We will review your file for a possible position in our fellowship program upon receipt of your completed application. Please send this correspondence to the following individual. E-mail submission of these forms will not be accepted.

Endocrinology Fellowship Program
ATTN: Endo Coordinator
SIU School of Medicine
PO Box 19636
Springfield, IL 62794-9636