The didactic curriculum is as follows:
Core Curriculum Conference
Held as a videoconference every Monday at 7:45 a.m., this conference provides a comprehensive review of 55 core endocrine topics over two years. This core curriculum is attended by Endocrine fellows from Baylor, UT-Houston, and the Houston Methodist Hospital Endocrine fellowship programs.
Friday Fellow Conference
Our Friday videoconference curriculum runs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., weekly. These conferences include:
Fellow Case Conference
This conference provides a venue for fellow case presentations and detailed, interactive case-based discussion of endocrine disorders.
Evidence-based Endocrine Practice Conference
This conference provides training in critical appraisal of the Endocrine literature.
This session is devoted to reviewing pituitary/hypothalamic imaging with the neuroradiologists.
Thyroid Cytopathology Conference
This conference is held jointly with the cytopathology department to review thyroid nodule fine needle aspirates and surgical pathology.
Endocrine Surgery Conference
This conference is held jointly with endocrine surgeons to review outcomes in patients who have undergone thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and other endocrine surgery.
Multidisciplinary Thyroid Tumor Board
This conference is held in conjunction with surgery, ENT, pathology, radiology and nuclear medicine to discuss evaluation and management of complicated thyroid cancer patients
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
This twice a month conference is held in conjunction with the endocrine divisions of The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children's Hospital. The format includes lectures on basic and clinical endocrinology by local faculty and visiting speakers.
Training in Quality Improvement
Baylor’s Quality Academy program, initiated in the 2020-2021 academic year, is a program jointly attended by fellows from multiple Internal Medicine subspecialty programs. It consists of 7 hours of didactics and a group project with a faculty mentor.
All the affiliate sites have their own internal conferences the fellows attend while on rotation. For example, multidisciplinary endocrine tumor boards occur at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. While rotating at Texas Children’s Hospital, endocrine fellows join the Thursday afternoon pediatric endocrine academic conferences. Most affiliates have their own journal clubs.
Once a year, in the fall, faculty present their research programs and training opportunities to all fellows in a half-day seminar in preparation for choosing a research mentor and transitioning to the second year of fellowship.