|Clinical Interests:|| I chose Cooper because it provides a great environment for training and education. Cooper university hospital is an academic medical center, and also serves as the main tertiary care referral hospital for South Jersey. This allows us to see a variety of endocrinology pathology. We see many challenging and unique cases which involve a multidisciplinary approach with neurosurgeons, endocrine surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists.
The endocrinology faculty members are also very supportive and are great educators. We have weekly lectures as well as case/tumor conferences and journal clubs that provide the most up to date research on patient care.
|Clinical Interests:||I chose Cooper for endocrinology fellowship because I wanted to be at a large teaching hospital setting for my training that would allow me to see a wide variety of pathology in clinical practice, and also afford research opportunities. Additionally, the program has great mentorship and a larger faculty than some other local fellowships.|
|Clinical Interests:||The Cooper Endocrinology fellowship has been a great experience! It has provided a great variety of clinical cases and training with novel treatment and education opportunities. The staff are all enthusiastic about teaching and patient care. There is great diversity of patients and pathology to afford an excellent education. Didactic sessions as well as tumor board discussions and Endocrinology board review all help me feel well prepared to go into practice.|
|Clinical Interests:||Endocrinology at Cooper was an attractive option to me due to its diverse patient population. We see patients from Camden to Cherry Hill in the outpatient setting and see a wide range of patients from South Jersey at Cooper Hospital, the main academic teaching hospital in the area. Because of this, we are exposed to patients with different socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, and medical complexities. Such great exposure has allowed me to factor in these elements into my decision-making process and the management of their endocrine disorders, especially diabetes. In addition, during my fellowship, I have seen a variety of endocrine cases with unique and interesting pathology. The most memorable include an ACTH-secreting neuroendocrine tumor, primary hyperparathyroidism with brown tumors, and a macroprolactinoma extending into the temporal lobe. I enjoyed further delving into these cases and discussing them in detail at our interdisciplinary conferences with neurosurgery, pathology, radiology, and endocrine surgery. The insightful ideas, questions, and discussions helped cement for me the reasoning behind the steps in management. I will definitely miss these conferences. Overall, I feel that I have been provided invaluable training at Cooper over these past 2 years and I am excited about what is to come.|