The Divisions of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Harbor UCLA Medical Center and the City of Hope offer two different postdoctoral training programs.
The 5-year PhD program for MDs (academic track) is designed for the MDs who intend to pursue a research career in academics or industry. This PhD program consists of intensive 2-year clinical endocrinology training leading to eligibility for the board examination in Endocrinology and Metabolism in either Medicine or Pediatrics overlapping with intensive 3-year basic science training leading to eligibility for receiving a PhD degree from the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope.
The 2 year clinical program for MDs (Clinical track) is designed for MDs who plan to concentrate their efforts in the practice of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.
The Core Clinical Curriculum is similar for all fellows. Fellows are assigned to either Harbor UCLA Medical Center or City of Hope where they will receive the majority of their training. All fellows are assigned clinical rotations at both institutions.
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.