Hear what our program is like from a fellow and our faculty.

Outstanding training in clinical care and exposure to a comprehensive experience is the hallmark of the University of Maryland endocrinology fellowship.

Our program leverages access to multiple training sites, fantastic faculty and being a local and regional referral program to expose fellows to the breath of endocrinology.

Our program is fortunate to provide care in three distinct hospital and outpatient settings: the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the UMMC at Midtown (site of the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology) and the Baltimore VA Medical Center (VAMC)

Fellows have the opportunity to see extensive diversity of classic pathology and disease presentation in endocrinology and diabetes. In addition to inpatient exposure, fellows have continuity clinics at both the Baltimore VAMC and the UMCDE providing care to distinct patient populations. Our fellows are trained by 11 highly experienced and gifted clinician educators.  Our fellows have extensive opportunities to participate in endocrine procedures such as ultrasound guided thyroid biopsies, interpretation of bone densitometry as well as utilize our Endocrine Testing Unit which provides dynamic endocrine testing. Our robust diabetes technology program provides hands on opportunities for insulin pump starts and management, continuous glucose monitor interpretation as well as placement of implantable continuous glucose monitors. 

In addition to rigorous clinical opportunities, our fellowship program prides itself on providing excellent education as well as training excellent educators.  Our program leadership is dedicated to innovation in education and exposes trainees to opportunities to teach medical students, residents, and their peers. A robust formal didactic program is complemented by scheduled one- on-one teaching sessions with faculty and trainee.

Fellows interested in pursuing academic careers have ample opportunities to participate in clinical or basic science research and we encourage contributions to the medical literature, with an average of 2 publications per graduating fellow.

Integral to fellowship program is our commitment to our location, the city of Baltimore. As the only training program located in West Baltimore, we are committed to identifying socio-economic disparities and the impact they have on the lives of our patients.  We have a dedicated curriculum training our fellows in the social determinants of health and health equity that is longitudinal over the two years of fellowship.  Our service to our city creates a deeper meaning to our training program and fosters a sense of community in our fellows, faculty, and staff.

Indeed, a unique feature of our fellowship is the sense of camaraderie within all members of our program.  We view our fellows as future colleagues and we maintain connections with our graduates over the course of their careers.

Finally, we are now in the COVID-19 era and applicants are understandably wondering how their fellowship experience will be influenced by the presence of COVID-19.

Rana Malek

Rana Malek, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship