Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

Overview:

The Pediatric  Endocrinology  Fellowship  Program  is  designed  to  train  pediatricians  to  become leaders  in  research  and clinical care of  children  and adolescents  with  endocrine  diseases and diabetes mellitus.

The Division  of  Pediatric  Endocrinology  provides  two  to  three years of  clinical and  research fellowship  training.   The  program   is  accredited  and  supervised  by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).

Aim of the Program:

At the end of rotation, the Fellow/Resident would have acquired knowledge concerning:

  • Basic embryology, anatomy and physiology of Endocrine glands

  • Hormone actions and difference between lipophilic  and hydrophilic hormones

  • Pathophysiology of sex differentiation

  • Pathophysiology of human growth.

At the end of rotation, the Fellow would have demonstrated the following skills:

  • Interpret hormone  stimulation/inhibition tests.

  • Read bone age X-ray.

  • Assess, diagnose, manage a child with each of the following:

  • Type I Diabetes Mellitus, Type II Diabetes Mellitus & other types of OM

  • Short stature

  • Childhood obesity

  • Congenital and acquired hypothyroidism

  • Hyperthyroidism and goiter

  • Panhypopituirism

  • Diabetes insipidus

  • Hypoparathyroidism

  • Hypocalcemia/Rickets & other Calcium Disorders

  • Ambiguous genitalia

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

  • Precocious/delayed puberty

  • Neonatal hypoglycemia

  • Other Endocrine disorders

Program Outcomes:

  1. Fellows are expected to acquire the technical and procedural  skills necessary to enable them to provide complete, clinical, patient care services, including: hormonal result interpretation, reading and interpreting bone age, conducting prolonged hormonal testing and technology in diabetes management  like insulin  pump therapy  initiation, fine tuning, and sensors initiation and interpretations.

  2. The Program provides  a supportive  environment in which fellows assume graduated  levels of independence in caring as they advance in the program.

Overview  of Training Levels

Academic Activities

  1. Faculty and fellows in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology are active participants in all educational activities  including Residents' and Interns' education.

  2. These activities  include  didactic  lectures, problem-based learning sessions as well  as  clinical patient  rounds.

  3. Additional formalized activities  include  one hour  per week attendance  at Research   Journal Club of the  Pediatric Department presented by faculty and fellows.

  4. Once  a month, Pediatric  Endocrine  City Round  activity is  held  while  the  Adult/Pediatric Endocrine Meeting and  Pediatric Grand Rounds are both held once every week.

  5. Instruction in  Evidence-  based  Medicine   and  Clinical  Research, such  as research  design, bioethics and biostatistics, are offered through  a course organized for all fellows at KAIMRC.

  6. Moreover, the fellows  are given the opportunity to attend at least one national conference meeting each year.

Program Governance:

The Training  Program in its entirety is overseen by the Program Director, Dr. Angham AI Mutair, Head and Consultant  of the Pediatric Endocrinology Division with the full support  of the Pediatric Endocrinology Medical Staff: Prof. Ibrahim  AI Alwan, Dr. Mohsen  AI Atawi and Dr. Mohammed AI Dubayee.

Contact Us

Dr. Angham AI Mutair

Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

Head and Consultant, Pediatric Endocrinology

Department of Pediatrics and

Assistant Professor, COM, KSAU-HS

King Abdulaziz Medical City, MNGHA

Last Modified

26-Jan-2021 11:01 AM