At the University of Wisconsin, American Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, we are committed to teaching future clinicians, researchers, and leaders. Our scheduled teaching opportunities include the following:
Every Tuesday, the fellows meet with the Director, Dr. David Allen to review a recent clinical conundrum, delving into the physiology. The weekly conference, endearingly nicknamed Geezers’s, and encourages fellows to stay curious, and seek out the underlying mechanisms of various endocrinopathies.
Scheduled monthly, faculty and fellows participate in selecting current articles of interest and presenting them with a thorough analysis. In addition to reviewing technique of article appraisal consistent with evidence-based medicine, this is an opportunity to discuss how current research should influence potential changes in our own division’s approach to patient care.
The fellows are invited to present a 15-minute discussion once every 4 weeks on an interesting case or topic of interest, reviewing the physiology, literature and elaborating on future directions.
Scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month, Dr. Aaron Carrel organizes the agenda for these meetings. Please see Research.
The pediatric radiology department has a scheduled meeting with the endocrine team biannually to review interesting radiologic findings in mutual patients and discuss best practices. Fellows and faculty participate by contributing interesting cases throughout the year.
Fellows have the opportunity each year to work at our local diabetes camp, Camp Lakota, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. This is a blast, an excellent learning opportunity, and gets high praise annually.
Pediatric Bone and Mineral Metabolism Clinic The UW Health Pediatric Bone and Mineral Metabolism Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic committed to providing expert care of children with all types of genetic and acquired bone disorders. With faculty members from genetics, orthopedics, and nephrology, the clinic sees a wide variety of pathology and offers comprehensive testing, imaging, and treatment options for children with low bone mineral density, recurrent fractures, rickets, and other disorders of calcium and phosphorus metabolism.