Daily Schedule for the Outpatient Endocrine Clinic
|Chart Work / Teaching Conference||7:30 am – 9:00 am|
|Outpatient General Endocrine Continuity Clinic||9:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Chart Work / Correspondence||4:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
Fellows should review the Teaching Conference Schedule as there are multiple required conferences weekly.
Schedules vary for rotation to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Peabody for Reproductive Endocrine Clinic (coincides with your week in the outpatient clinic, but this can vary depending on vacation schedules).
The Medical Weight Loss Clinic is held once per month and coincides with your week in the outpatient clinic.
Daily Schedule for the Hospital Consult Service
|Hospital Work Rounds||7:30 am – 11:00 am|
|Hospital Consults/Additional Work Rounds||2:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Hospital Consults||11:00 am – 1:00 pm|
|Attending Rounds||1:00 pm – 2:30 pm|
Fellows should review the Teaching Conference Schedule as there are multiple required conferences weekly. These occur three to four days per week, typically from 7:45am to 8:30am.
The only time that fellows will attend an outpatient clinic during the week that they are covering the hospital consult service is when they are assigned to Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Floating Hospital for Children (Tufts Medical Center). On those days, the fellow will sign the beeper over to the attending at 7:30am and the attending will cover the hospital consult service alone that day without the fellow. The attending will sign the first call beeper back to the fellow at 5pm.
Night Call/Weekend Call
Night call is shared evenly among the two fellows, and the exact schedule is determined by the fellows. Essentially, each fellow takes call for one week at a time. At the end of that week, the remaining fellow begins his or her call for one week at a time.
The fellow takes “first call” and the attending takes “second call.” Night call is taken from home, but the fellow and the attending are always available by beeper or home telephone.
On the weekends, both the Endocrine fellow and the attending are responsible for coming in on Saturday morning to make hospital rounds on all of the existing Endocrine patients. They are also responsible for evaluating and managing new Endocrine consults that may be called in over the weekend. Only the attending physician comes in on Sunday morning.
Responsibilities when on “first call” include answering phone calls from outpatients, answering calls about endocrine inpatients or endocrine consult service from nursing staff, house staff or attending physicians, and coming in to evaluate critically ill patients if requested.
Endocrinology Fellows Conference Schedule
Weekly Teaching Conferences
|Wednesdays 7:45 am – 8:30 am||Endocrine Clinical Conference||5 West Hospital Conference Room|
|Tuesdays 7:45 am – 8:30 am||Endocrine Core Curriculum Conference||5 West Hosp Conference Room or Endocrine attendings office|
|Fridays 7:30 am – 8:30 am||Medical Grand Rounds||Alumni Auditorium|
Monthly Teaching Conferences
|Wednesdays 7:45 am – 8:30 am (1st Wednesday of each month)||Endocrine Journal Club||5 West Hosp Conference Room|
|Thursdays 7:45 am – 8:30 am (1st Thursday of each month)||Cytology / Pathology Conference||Pathology Laboratory 2 West|
|Thursdays 7:45 am – 8:30 am (2nd Thursday of month)||Endocrine Research Conference||5 West Hosp Conference Room or Endocrine attendings office|
|Wednesdays 7:45 am – 8:30 am (2nd Wednesday of month)||Pituitary tumor Conference||5 West Hosp Conference Room|
|Wednesdays 8:00 am – 9:00 am (2nd Wednesday of even months)||Thyroid / Parathyroid Conference||Alumni Auditorium|
|Wednesdays 7:45 am – 8:30 am (2nd Wednesday of odd months)||Endocrine Morbidity & Mortality Conference||5 West Hosp Conference Room|
|Wednesdays 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm (1st Wednesday of every other month) months may vary||Medical Ethics Conference||Alumni Auditorium|