Program Environment

Fellows have office space or cubicles in the Endocrine Division academic office at 4H University Health Center with a conference room in the same area for lectures and educational activities. The fellow desks are equipped with computers that can be used for email and internet services, including literature searches. They have full access to the library of the school of medicine for books, journals, and on-line literature searches.

The Endocrine Core Curriculum Lectures occur in the conference room of the Endocrine Division at the University Health Center, 4H-UHC. The teaching site is a large facility of interconnected hospitals and outpatient clinics. These are: Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, University Health Center, and Harper Professional Building.

The teaching hospitals have modern facilities and services, including in-patient, ambulatory care and laboratory resources and are readily available to all trainees. In addition, complete biochemistry laboratories and hormone assays are available. The Departments of Radiology provide MRI, CT, ultrasound, DEXA and radiological imaging services that can conduct studies for all types of endocrine diseases. There is fully staffed surgical pathology laboratory for the interpretation of surgical and cytological specimens, including immuno-histologic studies. Cytological interpretation of thyroid aspirations is available and fellows are able to arrange review these specimens with the Department of Pathology staff. Nuclear Medicine provides all routine radionuclide imaging including radio-iodine thyroid scanning and ablation, adrenal and parathyroid scanning.