Date Issued: 06/05/2002
Prior Revision Date: 03/02/2009
Date Reviewed and Revised: 07/27/2010

Endocrinology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

            Faculty Coordinator: Richard Sachson, M.D.

            Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

            Periods offered: All

            Length: 4 weeks

            Max no. of residents: 2

            First Day Contact: Dr. Sachson - (214) 363-5535

            First DayTime: 9:00 a.m.

            First Day Place: 10260 N. Central Expressway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231

            Requirements: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

            Weekends: None

I. Course Description:

Residents will be working with an Endocrinologist. They will participate in seeing inpatient consults. However, the primary focus of this rotation is an outpatient clinic where the resident will gain skills in the recognition, evaluation, and management of metabolic disease states.

II. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices.


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall
      Friday mornings 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Coffee with Cardiology - IM Training Room

    3. Clinical

    Attend clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seeing and assessing patients, writing notes in the charts, discussing cases one on one with the attending. See inpatient consults.