Curriculum

The two-year Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship curriculum offers a full range of clinical experience and research opportunities at multiple locations in Tucson.

Diversity of exposure is the core of our program.  Fellows care for patients, receive didactic experiences, and perform research at four affiliated sites. This provides each fellow with a broad range of experience working in various environments.  

Where We Teach and Train                                                                       

Banner – University Medical Center South              

This is the primary practice location for outpatient care in endocrinology. The endocrine clinic is located in a beautiful  dedicated space in the  Abrams Public Health Center. The clinic provides interprofessional care by physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and health coaches. In addition to a modern medical clinic, the space also includes a large Diabetes Prevention and Education Center. The Center has a teaching kitchen, exercise facility and patient classroom. Fellows regularly participate in educational sessions for patients, their families, and community members. 

Inpatient endocrine consults are also provided in the  Banner – University Medical Center South location.  With 245 licensed beds, this completely renovated facility offers state-of-the-art technology, clinics, private hospital rooms and urgent care and emergency departments                        

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

With a new nine-story, state-of-the-art tower, this is the primary inpatient teaching hospital for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. With 649 licensed beds, this hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center designated in Southern Arizona. It’s ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report in numerous specialties and subspecialties, including endocrinology.

Nearly four years under construction, the $446 million new tower features 228 private rooms, 96 new adult ICU rooms, 20 new operating rooms, new diagnostic imaging and cardiac catheterization labs and stunning views of Tucson and the Santa Catalina mountains. The original university hospital opened in 1971.

Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS)

This provides full care for 45,000 veterans at its hospital and outpatient clinics. Fellows have one of their weekly continuity clinics at this site and participate in an inpatient consult service at this location.  Weekly didactic sessions are held in a conference room at top of the SAVAHCS hospital with panoramic views of Tucson and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Banner - University Medical Center North

At our newest facility, this 208,000-square-foot, three-story outpatient services center opened in December 2017. Ambulatory patient care is provided for more than 25 specialties, including endocrinology. Endocrine care focuses on inpatient to outpatient transitional care for patients. There is also an emphasis on co-management of diabetic patients who receive other subspecialty services here. In addition, Fellows perform fine needle aspirations of the thyroid and parathyroid gland at the adjacent UA Cancer Center Peter & Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic, also at north campus.