The Divisions of Endocrinology in the Departments of
Medicine and Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in a three year
research track provides training for MDs or PhDs seeking to develop
essential investigative skills in both basic and clinical research to
allow for future development of an independent academic career. For
that purpose the Divisions have jointly held an NIH training grant for
post-doctoral fellows continuously for over 30 years. The City of Hope
National Medical Center, a highly acclaimed specialty hospital was
added as a major training site in 2003. Many of the graduates of our
training program have gone on to develop gratifying, successful careers
as independent investigators around the globe. M.D trainees in this
track are provided ample clinical experience to be highly competent
clinical endocrinologists. A second track designed for MDs not
contemplating an academic career in endocrinology provides excellent
clinical training at the University affiliated county hospital. The
ACGME requires that training in this track includes involvement in
research; however the scope of the involvement is commonly more clinical
in nature and is limited to two years. Both tracks provide exposure to
a broad diversity of patient material which meets board requirements.
Clinical exposure to all endocrine disciplines, including gynecologic
reproductive, adolescent and pediatric endocrinology, is provided.
Endocrine and Diabetes Clinics, Thyroid Aspiration Clinic, Pituitary
Tumor Clinic and Diabetic Eye Clinic are held at regular intervals.
Clinical endocrine conferences, basic science seminars and multiple
research conferences are scheduled weekly.