The Divisions of Endocrinology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center also offer a three year research track (Academic Track) which provides training for MDs seeking to develop essential investigative skills in both basic and clinical research to allow for future development of an independent academic career. In addition, a 2-3 year research training program for PhDs (Research track) who intend to pursue a research career in academics or industry is also offered. The Divisions have jointly held an NIH training grant for post-doctoral fellows continuously for over 30 years. 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.