Clinical Research / Graduate Medical Education
Clinical fellows are trained through accredited programs and through individual
application to our clinical laboratories. Training at the bedside is conducted in the
Clinical Research Center (CRC), our research hospital where all patients are participants
in one of our formal NIH/NICHD clinical research studies, which attract a very special
population of children and adults from around the world, to benefit from our medical
research expertise. Our affiliate institutions in the Maryland/DC area also participate in the
education of NICHD fellows.
The fellowship program in Pediatric Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and offers three years of training.
Each year, we accept two new fellows. Specialized training in Pediatric
Endocrinology & Medical Genetics is also possible, for qualified
individuals. Contact the program through the above link for additional details.
The program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at NICHD is a combined Federal program,
together with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed
Army Medical Center, and the National Naval Medical Center. It is a three-year
program accredited through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Details
about the program may be found at the link above.
NICHD participates in an inter-institute training program in Endocrinology and
Metabolism, together with NIDDK and other NIH institutes. This internal medicine
subspecialty is accredited by the ACGME and offers three years of training. More
information can be found at the link above.