endocrinology

  1. B

    Endocrinology vs Rheumatology

    Hey all, I’m nearing the end of my PGY 1 year in IM and I’ve decided that I’d like to pursue a lifestyle specialty. So far I’ve narrowed it to Endocrine vs Rheum. Based on my research, both fields are comparable in terms of lifestyle and pay, I was wondering if any attendings or fellows in...
  2. R

    Obesity Medicine Fellowship

    Hi all, I am in my 1st of a 2 year endocrinology fellowship and beginning to lay down the framework for job seeking vs pursuing one more year of obesity fellowship training. I an on a J1 visa thus the early job hunt to allow enough time for paperwork and waiver etc. Has anyone in my shoes, or...
  3. D

    Taking a year off after residency

    Hi guys, I'm so confused with my life. I am about to start 3rd year next month and its time to look for jobs/apply for fellowships. I'm really interested in endocrine but I'm so tired of being in training and not having time off to do whatever I want. I don't want to work as a hospitalist or...
  4. R

    J1 Visa Statement of Need for Fellowship

    Hi all, I am currently in my senior year of IM residency and have been accepted for an Endocrinology, obesity and Metabolism fellowship. Seeing as I am on a J1 Visa, my initial documents included a Statement of Need for training in the USA in the specialty of Internal Medicine. Has anyone...
  5. B

    Questions on Endocrinology

    Hello all, I'm not in med school (or will be) but I'm currently involved in reproductive systems research but I need to get some medical student type text books on endocrine system / (female)reproductive systems. Are there any solid recommendations on books to look into as a start? Thank you...
  6. G

    Official 2018-2019 Endocrinology Fellowship Application Cycle

    It's July 4th! Let's start this thread for future endocrinologist! Good Luck. If admin can make it as a sticky thread, that will be awesome!!
  7. T

    Hypogonadism

    I have no idea which forum is appropriate for this topic. I'm not looking for medical advice, just boundary advice. My spouse and I have been having difficulties in our relationship (i.e. decreased libido, etc.) and so I convinced him to see his PCP for hormone testing. His free testosterone...
  8. StrongBeliever

    BOTH Why does Glucagon INCREASE insulin when it's an anti-insulin hormone?

    How come Glucagon and growth hormone INCREASE insulin when they're both anti-insulin??
  9. J

    MD Question about endocrine pathology(hyperthyroidism)

    I am having a hard time understanding a paragraph from "Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 9th Edition", particularly in hyperthyroidism topic in endocrine pathology. The paragraph is " In the gastrointestinal system, sympathetic hyperstimulation of the gut results in hypermotility...
  10. D

    Electives to help with rheumatology

    I'm looking into rheumatology but some places I want to apply for don't offer rheum electives to IMGs. What can I choose that will still help me match in rheum? Choices are things like Hematology/Oncology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Endocrinolgy, Radiology, psych....
  11. Misaki27

    Endocrinology vs Hematology

    Hello! I would like some opinions on whether you think hematology can be done as a second specialty to endocrinology (endocrine being the first). I couldn't find many resources dedicated to hematological problems in endocrine disorders. On a different note, if you were to choose between the two...
  12. N

    Medical Students/Doctors with PCOS

    I was wondering if there are any current medical students/ physicians out there with PCOS. I was recently diagnosed and I feel that it would help to hear someone who has succeeded with it and who has not let its symptoms (i.e. facial hair) affect their confidence. Despite its high prevalence...
  13. N

    Securing endocrine fellowship at a top program by an IMG

    I am an IMG with no visa requirements who matched at a university-affiliated community program with a dedicated research department but no in-house endocrine fellowship. I understand that securing a fellowship requires demonstration of scholarly activity/research during residency, participation...
  14. BAG101

    Neuroscience or Endocrinology??

    I am looking at courses to take next fall and I am trying to see which one would better prepare me for coursework in optometry. One course is neuroscience and the other is endocrinology. I was wondering if anyone that was in optometry school or is currently in optometry school could tell me...
  15. M

    Is 24 hour urinary cortisol better than 9am cortisol?

    Hi, I have asked this question in the USMLE forum, but did not get a reply, so thought it was worth asking it here. (NB I can't delete the old thread, apologies). Anyhow I am studying cushing's at the moment and I'm a little confused about measuring cortisol levels. From my understanding...
  16. M

    Which is better 24 hour urinary cortisol vs 9am?

    Hi, Just studying cushing's at the moment and I'm a little confused about measuring cortisol levels. From my understanding, correct me if I am wrong, you need to measure urine cortisols, either at a specific time during the day in all patients (eg 9am or midnight) or after collecting the urine...
  17. Polycherry

    How can Cushing's disease cause both hirsutism and reduced libido?

    Cushing's disease is a condition where there is increased ACTH production due to an underlying pituitary adenoma. Hirsutism is the abnormal growth of facial hair, generally referring to the growth of facial hair in a woman. Hirsutism can happen in Cushing's disease because the increased ACTH...
  18. MicrogliaMan

    Advice for Summer of M0: HELP

    Hi all, I am an accepted med student who is matriculating in the fall at my state school. I have a question regarding what I should do this summer. I am extremely interested in doing pediatric hematology/oncology. I am a teenage survivor of cancer and although I am keeping a very open mind, I...
  19. Wolvereenie

    Does PA for psychiatry, OB, or endocrinology make sense?

    Hi everyone, I am a junior in college and strongly leaning towards PA school for my post-college medical training. As a career, I have been interested in becoming a care provider in either psychiatry, OB, or endocrinology. Specifically, I would be interested in working as a PA in the psych unit...