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Endocrinology and Diabetes Elective at LIJMC

Medical Student Elective

The elective in endocrinology is designed to introduce the student or resident to basics concepts of adult endocrinology. The major teaching approach is a clinical, patient-based method, as opposed to a classroom review of topics. There are several components to the rotation:

  1. In-patient clinical service
  2. Out-patient clinical service
  3. Formal didactic sessions including noon conference
  4. Endocrine subspecialty conference
  5. Medical grand rounds
  6. Reading assignments

The endocrine service is a combined program at North Shore-LIJ. The primary clinical and teaching base for the rotation is the in-patient service. Rounds are made daily on new consultations and all patients followed by the service. The rotator will generally see the patients first; attending rounds will then be made to supervise care and for teaching. Attending rounds will be made by the full-time divisional faculty on a rotating basis and the schedule of rounds will be adjusted as needed.

The LIJ endocrine clinic is held on Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm, at 410 Lakeville Road, and the North Shore clinic on Thursdays from 9:00-10:30 am, 4th floor Levitt. Full participation by students and residents is required. The out-patient endocrine faculty practice is an integral part of the rotation, as many common endocrine disorders are only encountered in this setting. It is therefore a key teaching component for the rotation. New office patients and select follow-up visits should be seen with the attending; the amount of time for out-patient activities will depend on the level of activity of the in-patient service. Rotators will also round with the diabetes nurse educator and nutritionist in the out-patient setting. The Endocrine office is at 2800 Marcus Avenue, second floor, 708-2540.

Students and residents are expected to participate in scheduled endocrine conferences while on rotation. Regular conferences are Tuesday noon at 2800 Marcus Avenue, and Friday at 8:00 am at LIJ. The Tuesday conference is literature review of a selected clinical topic based on a case encountered while on service. Students and residents on rotation will be asked to give at least one conference while on the service. During Journal club a review of a recent article from the medical literature will be attached to the out-patient clinics. Weekly didactic sessions are taught by the faculty, on topics such as interpretation of thyroid function tests. Additional conferences, such as the Long Island Clinical Endocrine and the New York Thyroid Club, will be occasionally added to the schedule.

Department Contact

Stuart Weinerman, MD
Phone:  (516) 708-2540
E-mail:  sweinerm@nshs.edu


 Stuart Weinerman, MD 
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Program Director

Saul Powell, PhD

Irwin Klein, MD
Director Thyroid Diseases

Julia Schulman, RN

Isabela Romao, MD

Katie Barbera, RD, CDE

Samara Ginzburg, MD

Cara Fidnarick, Research Coordinator


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