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Residency Organization

Resident Endocrinology Rotation Organization


Rotation Director:

Cynthia A. Burns, MD

 Endocrinology Rotation Schedule

 Orientation.  Residents will be oriented by the consult fellow on the first day of the rotation, and should arrive at the Endocrinology Academic Office on the E floor of the Nutrition Building (NRC), at 8:00am, unless notified by the fellow of an alternate time and location.

  • Please let us know if you will not be able to make the orientation session so that we can make alternative plans for another meeting time.
  • Residents are responsible for insuring that they meet residency program attendance requirements regarding the number of days required to receive credit for the rotation.

    Rotation Organization 

    • Endocrine Ambulatory Clinic

     All clinics are held at the

    Wake Forest Baptist Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Center.

    1. The Wake Forest Baptist Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Center is located at the corner of Country Club Road and Jonestown Road, at 4610 Country Club Commons.
    2. If the resident is not scheduled in a clinic or DM class, then residents are to engage in self directed learning on Endocrinology topics (see rotation objectives).
    3. Clinics start at 8 AM. Arrive early and prepared.
      1. Consider reviewing the day’s clinic schedule prior to the beginning of clinic.
    4. If working with an Advanced Practice Provider: Residents are not responsible for starting/writing the encounter note, as APPs may not co-sign resident notes, and there can only be one note for the encounter. Please do not start or write notes for the patients you see with an APP.

    Inpatient Endocrinology Consultation Service

    • 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.
    • Daily progress notes should be written in SOAP note format – please do not carry forward the consultation H&P.
    • 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 rounds.
    • The times for consult rounds will be set by the Endocrinology fellow &/or attending of the month, and are typically at 2pm, Mon-Thurs, and at 11:00 am on Fridays.
    • Residents are expected to be at Endocrinology consult rounds Monday through Friday, unless seeing patients in their own Housestaff Continuity Clinic or involved in mandatory IM Residency activities.
    • On Mondays, the Fellow will meet with you prior to resident academic half day, and if necessary, will ask you to return after the academic half day is complete.
    • Conferences.

     Residents will attend each of the following conferences:

     Endocrine conference: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 PM, Endocrine conference room, E Floor, Nutrition Bldg

    • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: Thursdays, 8:00-9:00AM, Commons area

    Reading List.  We 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 rotation.


    Residents who do not meet the above requirements may not receive credit for the rotation with the residency program.






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