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Program Description

With our proximity to the U.S./Mexico border, fellows have opportunities to treat children with illnesses they might not see elsewhere. San Antonio is among the most rapidly growing cities in the US, and UT Health San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas. Our endocrine clinics are busy with 15 to 20 half day sessions weekly supervised and run by UT Health San Antonio faculty at both the Texas Diabetes Institute and University Hospital clinic site.

Clinical Service Months

  • Vary depending on PGY year
  • Include weekly continuity clinic (includes research months)
  • Multidisciplinary clinics at the Texas Diabetes Institute with nurses, diabetes educators, nutritionists, and social workers in place
  • CFRD clinic with Dr. Rayas (varies)
  • On Call inpatient service weeks (with 1 weekly continuity clinic) at University Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital
  • Project Power (prediabetes Camp)

Scholarly Activities

  • Weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Weekly Endocrine Case Conferences with Adult Endocrine Grand Rounds and Diabetes Journal Club.
  • Weekly Pediatric Endocrine Board Review
  • Fellows join the Adult Endocrine and Reproductive Endocrine fellows for shared lectures and also attend a common fellowship core curriculum twice monthly.
  • MRI conference
  • Tumor Board
  • Weekly Pediatric Endocrine Division Meetings
  • Formal General Peds Board Review
  • There are several additional endocrine clinic rotation options with expertise in osteoporosis, genetics, adult reproductive endocrine, adult diabetes and thyroid clinics, and border medicine research.

Research Months

  • Fellows are encouraged to identify faculty mentors within first 6 months of fellowship
  • Our divisional faculty are heavily involved in research in both endocrinology and diabetes. We have incredible resources and active ongoing projects as outlined on our website.
  • Many potential and ongoing research projects extending to collaboration with faculty in adult endocrine (Dr. Ralph DeFranzo), genetics (Chromosome 18 Research Center), pulmonology (cystic fibrosis related diabetes), and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.