Resources for Endocrinology Fellowship
WHAT ARE THE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FELLOWSHIP?
Endocrinology fellows in training as with trainees in all disciplines are confronted with these questions, what are the best learning resources in my sub-discipline? The best books for endocrinology fellowship?
The challenge of studying a broad field like endocrinology can be overwhelming to a first-year endocrinology fellow. These recommended resources are based on personal experiences and may not be suitable for everyone. They are, however, a good starting point.
This podcast from the Endocrine Society features various leading experts in endocrinology. This can be listened to during your commute to work or on days when reading fatigue sets in. Available on both Google music or Apple itunes.
This is a free podcast from The Lancet (Diabetes and Endocrinology) Journal. It also features leading experts in the field of endocrinology discussing landmark clinical trials. It can be streamed from the apple itunes app.
Direct Patient Care...
Choice of Handbook (Pick either Tarascon or the Oxford Handbook)
Direct patient care refers to the resources needed in the clinic and on ward rounds. It applies to both clinical and research fellows. As an endocrinology fellow, your responsibilities include taking a full history and physical and formulating a treatment plan. Balancing this with a pre-presentation review of the literature can be daunting in a fast-paced clinic or inpatient setting where time is a limited resource.
The Tarascon Adult Endocrinology Pocketbook.
A pocket-sized book is critical in perusing high yield facts on the go. Diseases are grouped by pathophysiology, clinical features, investigations, treatment, and follow up. This book is ideal in the clinic or on the wards and allows for a quick review of facts. Kindly keep this in the side pocket of your white coat.
Expectations : It is a supplementary text and should be seen as such.
Oxford American Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes
This is an excellent alternative to the Tarascon handbook. It might be a favorite of fellows familiar with the oxford handbook series. In contrast to the Tarascon handbook, which presents facts in a bulleted format, this text is more akin to a “mini-textbook.” Sentences are concise and follow the natural presentation of a textbook. It might be more suitable for people who find a recurring list of bulleted sentences visually unstimulating.
Expectations: It is a supplementary text. The current version is outdated.
Get this on amazon