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Residents and Medical Students

Learning Objectives

By the end of the rotation the Resident/Med-Student should be able to:

  • Perform appropriate endocrine exams.
  • Discuss the purposes of endocrinologic tests and when to appropriately order them.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate the history, physical exam, and lab results in order to reach a diagnostic conclusion.
  • List the available treatment options for the management of diabetes, thyroid and pituitary disease as well as the other endocrinologic disorders encountered.

Resident and Medical students rotating through the endocrine division spend half of the time with the inpatient service team.  They also have dedicated outpatient clinics scheduled in diabetes and general endocrine clinic as well as rotating through the thyroid biopsy and pituitary clinics.

Residents are also scheduled solely in the outpatient clinic on Friday PM as a continuing mandatory clinic through the whole year.


Residents/students are expected to round daily with the Attending on service under the supervision of fellow(s). The time to round is determined by the schedule of the Attending on service.


Residents and Med Students are expected to engage in the following clinic:

Thyroid Biopsy Clinic: Monday morning FNA clinic (AC3) 8:00am - 12:00pm

Pituitary-Endo (2180 S. Clinton Avenue): Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00pm

Diabetes Clinic (AC-3): Thursday 1:00 - 5:00pm (residents and 4th year URMC medical students have their own patient scheduled)

General Endocrine Clinic (AC-3): Friday 1:10 - 5:10pm (residents and 4th year URMC medical students have their own patient scheduled)


Residents and Med Students are expected to attend all endocrine conferences that are not in conflict with their own continuity clinics. Full endocrine conferences listing.


All Residents and Med Students are expected to complete a 360° evaluation of the scheduled triage fellow on consult service. Our fellow(s) are aware that they will be evaluated as a requirement of their fellowship training. Evaluations are completed through the MEDHUB system.

Time Away From Rotation

Residents and Med Students are expected to be available with the Endocrine team for the duration of their rotation unless notification is otherwise sent via SMH Chief resident, AMION schedule (pull, NF, personal day, etc.), or endocrine closing.  Email notification of time away must be sent directly to the Program Coordinator, Deana Jones, and Resident Schedule Coordinator, Alycia Frank, by the IM chief resident and IM Coordinator.

Required Reading

The endocrine section of one of the standard textbooks of medicine.

Student Evaluations

To receive a grade of Pass the student must successfully demonstrate proficiency of the learning objectives, attend all sessions, maintain a logbook of patients seen, and receive a passing evaluation from the preceptor.

Contact Information

Deana Jones, Program Coordinator

Alycia Frank, Resident Schedule Coordinator

UR Well Student Outreach

Endocrine physicians participate monthly in this Medical Student driven initiative. By volunteering their services at the St. Joseph Neighborhood Center they help provide free high-quality preventative and health maintenance services to uninsured and under-served families.

Benefits to URSMD students

  • Opportunity for hands-on medical education and application of principles and skills learned through their formal medical school curriculum.
  • Improved awareness of the insurance disparity as a public problem.
  • Opportunity to apply human faces to the staggering numbers of uninsured persons.
  • Opportunity to appreciate the importance of cost effective medical decisions and treatment plans.
  • Exposure to an inner-city primary care health center.
  • Inspire future physicians to consider entering a career with significant attention to the care of medically underserved populations.
  • Provide a unique and important out let to students seeking an opportunity for direct medical service to an underserved population.
  • Maintain medical student interest in social justice, primary care, and the underserved.
  • Exposure to the financial and human management of medical services.

Medical Student Awards

Presentation of The Charles D. Kochakian Award in Endocrinology and Nutrition

Presentation of The Charles D. Kochakian
in Endocrinology and Nutrition

Charles D. Kochakian Award in Endocrinology and Nutrition

The Charles D. Kochakian Award in Endocrinology and Nutrition, established in recognition of Charles D. Kochakian, Ph.D., graduate of the medical school in 1936, is awarded to a medical student for research in the field of endocrinology and/or nutrition. The Kochakian award is $1,000.

Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award

The Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award is presented to a senior medical student who has shown exceptional ability and interest in the field of endocrinology.  There is no cash prize for the Endocrine Society – award is Endocrine Society membership and a certificate.