Boston University

Fellowship Director :
Caroline M. Apovian, M.D.
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Nutrition
Department of Medicine
Boston University Medical Center
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-638-8556
Fax: 617-638-8599
Email: Caroline.Apovian@bmc.org

Specialty : Internal Medicine

Subspecialty : Nutrition

Primary Focus : Endocrinology/Nutrition

# of Positions :
1st Yr: 1
2nd Yr: 1
3rd Yr: 1

Duration : 24-36 months

Eligibility Requirements : Internal Medicine; U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Currently recruiting : Yes, for 2009

# Fellows being recruited : 1 per year

Positions obtained by fellows in last 10 years
Academic : 2
Private :
Industry :
Other (Specify) :

Certification exams taken by fellows
ABPNS : 1
ASPEN :
ACN :
Other (specify) :

Background of fellows before entering program
Internal Medicine or Pediatrics :
Family Medicine :
GI (adult/peds) :
Endocrinology :
Nephrology :
Cardiology :
Critical Care Medicine :
Preventive Medicine :
Other (specify) :

Faculty
# Directors : 1
Director Fellowship Trained : yes
Director time (%) : 100
Additional Faculty : 2
Time (%) : 100
Other Faculty (#) : 15
Time (%) : (endocrinology and research)

Fellow Funding Source (%) :
Extramural : Nutrition grants for 3rd year
Hospital : 100
Practice :
Department :
Other :

# of Educational Conferences per Month :
Clinical : 4
Clinical Nutrition : 1
Fellows expected : 5

Basic : 2
Basic Nutrition :
Fellows expected :

Journal : 4
Journal Nutrition : 1
Fellows expected : 5

Research : 2
Research Nutrition :
Fellows expected :

Lab : 1
Lab Nutrition :
Fellows expected :

Fellow Time Allocation (%)
Yr 1
Didactic :
Clinical : 100
Research :
Teaching :
Yr 2
Didactic :
Clinical : 75
Research : 25
Teaching :
Yr 3
Didactic :
Clinical : 25
Research : 75
Teaching : (within clinical)

% Program Content Taught Through:
Self : 10
Supervised Clinical : 60
Lecture/Academic : 0
Lecture/Non-academic : 10
Clinical Conference : 10
Research Seminar : 5
Journal : 5
Other :

Courses
Biochemistry : 1
Clinical Nutrition : 1
Biostatistics : 1
Other :

% Fellowship Devoted to Nutrition : 40-59%

% Fellowship Devoted to Nutrition Support : 20-39%