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Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program

About Our Program

The Medical College of Wisconsin Endocrinology Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship is dedicated to providing fellows a comprehensive training that culminates in a fulfilling career in clinical, academic, or investigative endocrinology. Our knowledgeable and approachable faculty are the key to providing a well-rounded education in all areas of endocrinology. Our diverse training environment includes rotations at our academic medical center (Froedtert Hospital), the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and academic community practices (North Hills Health Center).

Through their training, fellows gain clinical expertise, research experience and teaching skills that prepare them to successfully join other Medical College of Wisconsin graduates in practice throughout the country.

Fellowship Training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

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Fellow Education

Our fellowship program focuses on training complete endocrinologists. At the completion our fellowship, trainees will have a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of endocrine disorders. Fellows undergo training in endocrine physiology, laboratory testing techniques, interpretation of laboratory results, endocrine imaging studies (e.g., DXA, pituitary MRI, adrenal gland CT, and thyroid ultrasound), and performing fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules.

Additionally, fellows participate in research that leads to presentation at national meetings and peer-reviewed publications. A faculty research mentoring relationship is established early in training and dedicated research time is available in the second year of training.

Fellows are not only learners at the Medical College of Wisconsin, they are also teachers. Fellows actively participate in the training of residents and medical students who rotate on the endocrinology service. They also actively participate in peer education through a broad range of conferences including journal club, case conference, and grand rounds.

Clinical Training

Continuity clinic experience
All fellows have a panel of continuity clinic patients that are followed in the outpatient endocrine clinic at Froedtert Hospital. This averages one half-day per week throughout the two years of fellowship. Patients have a wide array of endocrine disorders and diabetes. Additionally, fellows co-manage a panel of patients with a fellow partner while rotating at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Clinics at all sites are staffed by a dedicated endocrine faculty member who provides the appropriate level of supervision and autonomy as fellows progress through their training.

Outpatient clinical experience
In additional to the continuity clinic experience, fellows in the first year of training rotate through a wide variety of required outpatient clinics at Froedtert Hospital including pituitary clinic, thyroid nodule and endocrine neoplasia clinic, and metabolic bone disorder and calcium metabolism clinics. In the second year, additional elective rotations include pediatric endocrinology at Children’s Wisconsin, reproductive endocrinology, and transgender medicine.

Throughout the two years of training fellows rotate with the North Hills Health Center endocrinology group. This is a community based, academic endocrinology practice that offers a unique academic-private practice like hybrid. Fellows have the opportunity to see patients alongside regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized experts in their subspeciality areas of endocrinology.

Inpatient experience
Our fellowship training program has two distinct inpatient consultative settings. On average, fellows spend 3 months each year rotating on the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center inpatient consultation service. This service is covered by the fellow during daytime hours on weekdays. There are no night or weekend calls. Fellows also spend an average of 3 months each year on the endocrinology consultation service at Froedtert Hospital. This service is covered our fellows Monday through Friday. A separate service staffed by advanced practice providers cares for patients with diabetes at Froedtert Hospital. Fellows spend 1 weekend a month staffing the endocrine and diabetes services at Froedtert Hospital.

Educational Conferences

Our fellows attend an array of conferences. Most conferences take place on Thursdays and as such, fellows have limited clinic responsibilities so that they can focus on learning and conference attendance.

Endocrine Grand Rounds
This monthly conference is presented by Faculty, fellows, or outside speakers from around the country.

Core Curriculum
This weekly didactic conference is presented by specialty faculty from the Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine and other Departments at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The curriculum is divided into subspecialty areas and each section starts with in-depth learning of the pathophysiology.

Journal Club
Journal club is held weekly. Fellows present and review a paper from the current literature. In this conference, fellows learn to read and critically evaluate the endocrine literature.

Clinical Case Conference
Fellows and faculty present challenging and instructive cases with discussion and review of current literature.

Endocrine Surgery Disposition Conference
Participants from the Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine as well as Departments of Surgery, Radiology, and Pathology regularly attend this monthly conference to discuss management of endocrine surgical cases.

Endocrinology Board Review
Throughout the year, Endocrine faculty review board exam type questions that highlight important concepts that are seen regularly on the board exam.

Metabolic Bone Case Conference
This weekly interdisciplinary conference focuses on interesting and challenging cases of calcium and bone metabolism.

City Wide Endocrine Case Conference
This weekly conference is held Tuesdays at noon has run continuously for over 35 years. It brings together endocrinologist throughout the greater Milwaukee area to present and discuss interesting and challenging cases.

To Apply

The Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine fellowship program uses the ERAS System for applications and will also participate in the National Resident Matching Program for spots available.

Additional Application Information

US Medical Graduates (Please provide the following in your ERAS Application)

  • Common application form
  • USMLE Transcript (Steps 1, 2, and 3)
  • Complex scores (DO)
  • MSPE
  • At least three letters of recommendation (one has to be from your current program director)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • CV

International Medical Graduates (Please provide the following in your ERAS Application)

  • Common application form
  • USMLE Transcript (Steps 1, 2, and 3)
  • MSPE
  • At least three letters of recommendation (one has to be from your current program director)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Status Report
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Visa sponsorships that will be accepted:
    • J-1 visa candidates (visa has to be sponsored by the ECFMG)
 

Why become a fellow at MCW

As a major academic medical center, and the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area, the Medical College of Wisconsin is a distinguished leader in the advanced training of physicians, researchers, pharmacists and health professionals. Together with its top-tier partner institutions, the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) puts you at the forefront of advancement that’s improving the vitality of society.
 

Reasons to live in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind city with a vibrant and diverse culture, this charming, yet metropolitan must-see is just 90 minutes north of Chicago and nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan. Whether you’re catching a show at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival, immersing yourself in the old world charm of the Historic Third Ward or taking in the sights and sounds of one of the many cafés, beer gardens or restaurants that line the city’s riverbank and shoreline, Milwaukee never disappoints. Find out why MCW residents and fellows take pride in calling Milwaukee home.

Program Director & Associate Program Director

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Ty Carroll, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program

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Jenna Sarvaideo, DO

Assistant Professor

Associate Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program

Current Fellows

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Irfaan Abid, DO

Endocrine Fellow

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University; Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Ashley Engel, MD

Resident, PGY 3

Undergraduate: Marquette University; Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin; Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

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Sarah Haroon, MD

Endocrine Fellow

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan; Residency: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

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Randa Sharag Eldin, MD

Endocrine Fellow

Past Fellows

Our graduates work in a side variety of practice settings in their chosen career path. Recent Medical College or Wisconsin endocrinology fellowship graduates can be found around the country at institutions such as:

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Madison Medical Affiliates, Milwaukee, WI
  • Park Nicollet, St. Louis Park and Burnsville, MN
  • Riverside University Health System Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA
  • Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
  • Maury Regional Medical Group, Columbia, TN
  • Ventura County Health, Santa Paula, CA
  • Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland, MD
  • North Shore University Health Systems, Skokie, IL
  • Franciscan Medical Specialist Group, Munster IN

Contact Us

Robin Karst, C-TAGME
Program Manager I - Fellowship Programs
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Medicine-Educational Programs
rkarst@mcw.edu