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Fellows dinner in Chapel HillLocated in the beautiful Piedmont of Northwestern North Carolina, Wake Forest School of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in clinical endocrinology. A broad referral area provides a wealth of clinical material. The medical center is well-known for its research in diabetes, lipid metabolism, women's health, and minority health care, with investigation spanning the spectrum from genetic and biochemical to epidemiological and public health. WFU ranks in the top third nationally for NIH funding, and combines academic excellence with a warm, supportive environment for learning and for living.  US News and World Report has ranked Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in the top 25 best endocrinology programs in the United States on numerous occasions. 

Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship

The fellowship is a 2-year experience, with two fellows accepted every year. The training program is fully compliant with ACGME guidelines and received the maximal length of accreditation, with no citations, in our most review. The passing rate on the certifying board examination in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism has been 100% over the past 30 years. 

Major Goals of the Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

Our fellowship program in Endocrinology is small, strongly oriented to patient care, and personable.  Our highest value is excellence in patient care, and education is always the first priority. Specific areas of faculty interest and research include diabetes, thyroid disorders, the endocrinology of women's health, and medical education.

Clinical Training

Clinical training involves exposure to a diverse group of patients with the full spectrum of endocrine disorders, seen in the context of outpatient consultations, outpatient continuing care experiences, and inpatient consultations.

Training Experiences and Rotations

The fellowship encompasses all areas of endocrinology, including rotations in reproductive endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, and nuclear medicine. Fellows gain a rich experience in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsies. Interpretation of bone density testing and thorough experience in use of insulin infusion pumps and related diabetes care technology are featured in the fellowship.


In addition to a weekly sub-specialty conference, the program has a "core curriculum" conference focused on the fellows. 

Stipend and Benefits

The annual stipend for the first-year fellow will be approximately $56,117 (PGY 4) and increases approximately 3-5% per year.  Benefits include professional liability insurance, medical insurance/hospitalization, life insurance, disability insurance, lab coats, duplicating services, and paid sick leave.  In addition, the trainee receives three weeks of paid vacation per year and an additional week to be used to attend meetings or participate in other scholarly activities.

Entry Criteria

Our fellows are expected to be board-eligible or board-certified graduates of ACGME-accredited internal medicine programs.

To Apply

Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS . The selection process uses "the match" system of the National Resident Match Program, NRMP.  View more information on this selection process

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the program director, Kristen G. Hairston, MD or the program administrator, Lisa Sharpe, at 336-713 7251.


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