The medical curriculum within the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism provides a rich and varied educational and training experience for medical students, residents and fellows alike. It offers opportunities to train, work and assist in research at the Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) Tucson and South and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) hospital campuses.
Medical Student Education
Medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson participate in a variety of clinical and educational experiences through our division. They also have access to elective courses relating to all of the subspecialties within the UA Department of Medicine.
See the College of Medicine – Tucson course catalog for specific courses and descriptions.
Current medical students interested in endocrinology, diabetes and related issues should also explore the opportunities offered by student clubs in these areas. See the MedCats website (NetID login required) for more information.
Regarding Clerkship and Sub-Internship (Sub-I or SI) opportunities for third- and fourth-years, please contact Lucy Contreras at (520) 626-1574 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Medicine residents are encouraged to participate in the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism rotation. The rotation takes place in the diabetes clinic in the Abrams Public Health Center next to the Banner – UMC South hospital as well as the SAVAHCS. The elective is primarily a clinical rotation. The resident will participate in clinic activities, endocrine didactics sessions, tumor board and other special conferences.
During this elective, the resident will have a hands-on experience with patients specifically scheduled for them in a designated resident clinic. The resident will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment of patients of both sexes, from adolescence to old age. The resident will see patients with a variety of hormonal problems, metabolic bone and mineral disorders and will improve their understanding of the detection, management and treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Along with the attending physician and allied health professionals, the resident will participate in the development of each patient’s plan of care.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program
Our division has opportunities for advanced subspecialty training in our Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, which is led by program director, Merri Pendergrass, MD, PhD, and associate program directors Juan Galvez, MD. and Charisse Te, MD There are currently five fellows in the program.
Where We Teach & Train
Not including health-care partner organizations, affiliated community practices and providers, and mobile clinic services offered by our physicians, these are the major facilities where our physicians practice and teach:
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724
Banner – University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85714
Banner – University Medicine North
3838 N. Campbell Ave., Building 2, Tucson, AZ 85719
University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus
3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719