National Institutes of Health

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

2018 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research

Pediatric Endocrinology Inter-Institute Training Program

Miranda Broadney
  • Miranda Broadney, MD, MPH, Acting Program Director
  • Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, D(med)Sci, Scientific Director, NICHD
  • Jeffrey Baron, MD, Head, Section on Growth and Development, NICHD
  • Andrew Bremer, MD, PhD, Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK
  • Rebecca Brown, MD, Senior Clinical Fellow, Clinical Endocrinology Branch, NIDDK
  • Stephanie Chung, MD, Assistant Clinical Investigator, NIDDK
  • Andrew Dauber, MD, Division Chief, Children's National Health System
  • Angela Delaney Freedman, MD, Office of the Clinical Director, NICHD
  • Rachel Gafni, MD, Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, NIDCR
  • Margaret Keil, MS, CRNP, Director, Pediatric Endocrine Clinical Services, NICHD
  • Youn Hee Jee, MD, Senior Fellow, NICHD
  • Deborah Merke, MD, Chief of Pediatric Services Clinical Center, NIH
  • James Mills, MD, Senior Investigator, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, NICHD
  • Kristina Rother, MD, Head, Section on Pediatric Diabetes and Metabolism, NIDDK
  • Priya Vaidyanathan, MD, Site Director, Endocrinology, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC
  • Fetima Benjamin, Program Coordinator, NICHD
  • Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD, Head, Section on Growth and Obesity, NICHD

The Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology is a three-year, ACGME–accredited program. Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics or Medicine/Pediatrics and be eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certification examination. Three fellows are accepted per year. The fellowship is based at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, which is one of the largest and most sophisticated research institutions in the United States. The program is conducted in partnership with Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. The fellowship is designed to provide clinical and research exposure that permits the development of academic Pediatric Endocrinologists with experience in both clinical and bench research.

The URL http://pe.nichd.nih.gov provides more detailed information about the program.

Program structure

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at NIH consists of one year of clinical training and two years of combined clinical and research training.

First year

A typical training schedule for first-year fellows includes five months at the NIH clinical research center, five months at Children’s National Health Systems (CNHS), one month at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, and one month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Continuity clinics are held once a week and alternate between the NIH outpatient pediatric endocrine clinic and the diabetes and general endocrine outpatient clinics at CNHS. In addition, multi-disciplinary clinics in long-term follow-up for childhood cancer survivors, bone health, polycystic ovarian syndrome, disorders of sexual development, obesity, thyroid nodules, and cancer are offered. The Clinical Center maintains clinical research protocols involving, among others, the treatment of adrenal and pituitary tumors, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome, disorders of sexual development, obesity, Cushing's syndrome.

Second and third years

During the second and third years, mandatory clinical responsibilities are limited to one half-day continuity clinic per week and inpatient pediatric endocrine consultation on an on-call basis for three months per year. Fellows learn how to develop a research protocol, conduct a study, evaluate the results, and create a presentation or a manuscript suitable for publication. Fellows may choose to work in a laboratory setting, clinical setting, or both, and they perform state-of-the-art basic and clinical research closely supervised by internationally known mentors. During the first year, a research mentor is chosen and the fellow’s progress is monitored by a Scholarship Oversight Committee. The overwhelming majority of our fellows go on to present their work at national and international meetings and choose academic careers following graduation.

Application information

Applications are submitted through ERAS. The application must contain three letters of reference, medical school transcripts, USMLE or COMLEX scores, a personal statement, and a CV. The program participates in the NRMP match; pediatric endocrinology is now part of the fall subspecialty match. Applications must be submitted by August 31st, and interviews are conducted from September through November. Applicants must register with both NRMP and ERAS (http://www.nrmp.org, https://www.aamc.org).

Contact

Miranda Broadney, MD, MPH, Acting Program Director
Miranda.Broadney@nih.gov
Tel: 301-594-1176

Ms. Fetima Benjamin, Program Coordinator
fetima.benjamin@nih.gov
Tel: 301-451-1466

Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program
NICHD, NIH
Building 10, Room 2-5142
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-23330

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