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Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

General Description

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital offer an ACGME accredited fellowship in pediatric endocrinology that provides comprehensive training in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient endocrinology and diabetes care. The goal of our program is to produce academic pediatric endocrinologists, and thus subspecialty residents will also be expected to pursue scholarly scientific work comprising clinical and/or basic science research and to disseminate knowledge through teaching and publication. We adhere to the program requirements for resident education in pediatric endocrinology as published by the American College for Graduate Medical Education at www.acgme.org. Completion of our program will permit the subspecialty resident to meet all requirements of the Sub-board in Pediatric Endocrinology of the American Board of Pediatrics.

The three-year training program is divided into approximately 13 clinical months and 15-21 research / elective months. The block schedule for the entire training program is weighted toward clinical time in the first year with more research time in the second and third years. Clinical responsibilities include both inpatient and outpatient experience and strictly adhere to the duty hours limitations set forth by the ACGME.

Location

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology is located at Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH), a 280 bed quaternary care facility that is the only pediatric medical center in the state and one of the ten largest in the nation. More than 11,440 patients are admitted to ACH each year. There were 252,000 outpatient encounters in 2003 which included 33,775 to our Emergency Department. There were approximately 3900 outpatient encounters for the Endocrine Division in 2004. ACH is also home to the new Donald W. Reynolds PICU, a state-of-the-art 26-bed facility. The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), a not-for-profit corporation owned by ACH, is located one block south of the main ACH campus. ACHRI contains 85,000 square feet of laboratory and office space, including a 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art animal facility. In addition, all clinical faculty of the Division are also University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) faculty members, and our academic association with UAMS provides further research and clinical collaborative opportunities.

Faculty

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology consists of five board-certified or board-eligible Pediatric Endocrinology faculty members all of whom actively participate in patient care as well as clinical or basic research: Dr. John Fowlkes (Division Head), Dr. Stephen F. Kemp, Dr. Kathryn M. Thrailkill, Dr. Alba E. Morales Pozzo, and Dr. J. Paul Frindik, (Fellowship Director). Other personnel within the Division include two basic scientists (R. Clay Bunn, PhD and Charles K. Lumpkin, Jr., PhD), five nurses (two of whom are CDE's), and a full time nutritionist who is also a CDE.

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Contact Information
Program Coordinator
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall Street, Slot 900
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591
Phone: (501) 364-1460

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J. Paul Frindik, MD, CDE, FACE
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Program
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall Street, Slot 900
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591
Phone: (501) 364-1430
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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a Conrad 30 waiver program. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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