About the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program

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Welcome to the website for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Training Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  We are extremely proud of our fellows, the faculty, and the program’s comprehensive and innovative curriculum that span both VCU Health and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital.. The VCU medical campus features state-of-the-art clinical, research, educational, and simulation facilities. But, what makes the VCU training experience so rich and the learning climate optimal is the supportive, experienced faculty who are committed to teaching and the collegiality of the fellows. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what VCU has to offer you educationally regarding an exciting career in the field of endocrinology.

Vision

Fellows in the VCU Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Training Program are members of an academic medical community that spans VCU Health and the Hunter Holmes in which there is a commitment to learning the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for the practice of endocrinology while providing the highest quality medical care to a diverse patient population.

Mission

  • To train fellows to become compassionate physicians who are competent in the delivery of evidence-based, integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare for patients with both common and rare endocrine disorders, in the outpatient and inpatient settings
  • To provide a depth and breadth of training that allows fellows to successfully pursue a variety of career options including academic medicine, private practice and industry
  • To create a collegial and supportive setting for intellectual growth that promotes lifelong learning in the dynamic field of endocrinology within the content of a rapidly changing healthcare environment
  • To partner with our fellows in contributing to the science of medicine through mentorship, research opportunities and dissemination of information

 

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

We welcome you to the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Training Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia Commonwealth University (The Medical College of Virginia) has a long tradition of clinical excellence. Our health system is a quickly growing, state-of-the art facility, which serves the population from all areas of Virginia. Our accessibility stimulates a fast-paced work environment with an incredibly diverse patient population, including individuals with a wide range of endocrine disorders. Consistent with our mission to provide the best medical care regardless of financial status, we care for more than half of the state’s uninsured patients.

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Curriculum

Conferences

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Edmond Wickham, MD

Edmond Wickham, MD

Program Director

Edmond Wickham, MD

Edmond Wickham, MD

Program Director

Internal Medicine

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Email: edmond.wickham@vcuhealth.org

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Francesco S. Celi, MD, MHSc

Francesco S. Celi, MD, MHSc

Division Chair

Francesco S. Celi, MD, MHSc

Francesco S. Celi, MD, MHSc

Division Chair

Internal Medicine

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Email: fracesco.celi@vcuhealth.org

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Class of 2022

Sajal Patel, MD - Combined Pediatric/ Endocrinology Fellow
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Class of 2020

Dr. Bedoya

Pablo Bedoya, MD
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University, Atlanta , GA

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Morgan Lynn Vargo, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Alumni

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants to this subspecialty training program must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited internal medicine training program. VCUHS can only support J-1 visas.

How To Apply

The VCU Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship program is a participant in the NRMP match. All applications will be accepted through ERAS and follow ERAS deadlines.

Required Documentation

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE score reports
  • Medical school transcripts
  • MPSE
  • A personal statement
  • 4 letters of recommendation, including one from your program director dated after June 1st
  • A photograph


If applicable, please provide the following:

  • ECFMG certificate 
  • Medical School Diploma (with translation if necessary)

Interviews

Application Timeline

We will review applications from July 15 to August 31.

Interview dates for 2019 are:  Select Wednesdays, beginning mid-August through October 2019

Interview Broker: https://www.interviewbroker.com/interview/login.htm
Campaign Name: 2018- 2020 Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Interview Day Information

Our interview day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends around 4:30 p.m. Following the formal interview day, applicants are invited to stay to 6 p.m. to attend Endocrine Grand Rounds and our multidisciplinary Endocrine Tumor Board.  In addition to interviews with several faculty members, applicants will be provided with a brief overview of the program, take a tour of VCU Health System facilities as well as the facilities at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, and have lunch with our current Endocrinology fellows.

Here you will find a Sample Itinerary for the Interview Day.

Program Director

Edmond Wickham, MD, MPH
edmond.wickham@vcuhealth.org

Associate Program Directors

Diane Biskobing, MD
diane.biskobing@vcuhealth.org 

James Levy, MD
james.levy@va.gov 

Fellowship Coordinator

Cesley Watkins
Box 980509
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0509
Phone: (804) 628-4497
Fax: (804) 828-4926
imfellowships@vcuhealth.org