Cynthia A. Burns, MD
Organization of the Residency Endocrine
Residents will be oriented on the first day of the rotation, and
should arrive at the Endocrinology clinic, Joslin location, by
- Please let Lisa
Sharpe know if you will not be able to make the
orientation session to make alternative plans for another meeting
- Residents are responsible for
insuring that they meet residency program attendance requirements
regarding the number of days required to receive credit for the
- All clinics are held at the Joslin Center, except Dr. Ober's Tuesday morning clinic session that is held on the 7th floor Janeway Tower.
- The Joslin Center is located at the corner of Country Club Road and Jonestown Road, at 4610 Country Club Commons.
- Residents are expected to be in Endocrinology clinic Monday through Friday, unless seeing patients in their own Housestaff Continuity Clinic.
- If there is no clinic scheduled, then residents are to engage in self directed learning on Endocrinology topics.
- Residents see patients with one or more attendings, nurse practitioner,
physician assistant per clinic session, allowing you to have numerous
exposures to endocrine patients in a short time frame and augment your
skills (thyroid palpation, adjusting insulin regimens, etc.) efficiently
through one-on-one interactions with the providers.
- You will not see any of the Endocrinology Fellows' clinic patients.
- Clinics start at 8 AM. Arrive early and prepared.
- Consider reviewing the day's clinic schedule prior to the beginning of clinic.
- It is our goal to facilitate your attendance at Resident Morning Report and Noon Conference.
- It is the resident's
responsibility to ensure that the appropriate history and physical
examination is obtained on each consult, and to follow the
patient's progress during the hospitalization, with daily progress
- The medical students will be
assigned to follow consults along with the resident, but the
resident maintains primary responsibility for communication with
the primary team.
- Residents should not
offer written or verbal recommendations to the primary team until
the patient has been presented to the attending at consult
- The times for consult rounds
will be set by the Endocrinology fellow &/or attending of the
month, but are typically at 2pm or later each afternoon.
- Residents are expected to be at
Endocrinology consult rounds Monday through Friday, unless seeing
patients in their own Housestaff Continuity Clinic.
Residents will attend each of the following conferences:
- Endocrine conference:
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 PM, endocrine conference room, E Floor,
- Internal Medicine Grand Rounds:
Thursdays, 8:00-9:00AM, Commons area (unless the first day of the
rotation falls on a Thursday)
recommend reading the MKSAP Endocrinology Book; Williams'
Textbook of Endocrinology is available online through the
Coy C. Carpenter Library for more detailed information regarding
specific patient conditions; assorted case specific reading
material will be distributed as appropriate during the
End of Rotation
At the conclusion of the elective, there will be a
short answer-style written test developed based on the Rotation
Education Objectives in mind. Please schedule with Ms. Lisa
Sharpe in advance.
You are required to spend one session with the "Senior Adults
Learning About Diabetes" (SALAD) course. These sessions are
typically held weekly. Contact the Diabetes Nurse Educator at
6-8234 to find out when the classes are being held this month.
Typically the 2nd and 4th sessions of the series are the best
educational experience for residents.
Each resident team will prepare and present
a unique Endocrine Case Conference. This will be a 30 minute
case-based presentation of a patient that was seen on the consult
service during their rotation. This presentation should include a
review and presentation of the relevant literature and opportunity
for questions/answers. The consult attending and the consult fellow
will be available for mentoring. This will be presented to the
consult team on the last week of the rotation.
Residents who do not meet the above requirements may not receive
credit for the rotation with the residency program.
The faculty of the Section on Endocrinology and Metabolism is
committed to provide a valuable educational experience during your
rotation. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns
A. Burns, MD
Weekly Clinic Schedule:
Schedule is subject to change-please confirm at beginning of
*Dr. Shenouda is not scheduled to work with residents or