Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Program Overview

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program at the Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), trains physicians in advanced skills in pediatric endocrinology. Our three-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), provides comprehensive specialty training in endocrinology and diabetes that can lead to specialty certification.


Our Fellowship Program

The Nemours Endocrine Fellowship Program will aim to train fellows to become exceptional clinicians who will deliver compassionate, value-based care to children and adolescents with the full range of endocrine disorders. The program also seeks to advance scientific research in endocrinology to promote scientific curiosity in fellows and advance the care of future generations of patients with endocrine disorders. The fellow will also graduate as a lifelong learner and educator of both families and future generations of physicians.

Training Overview

Our Endocrine Fellowship will provide training in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Fellows will attend weekly fellow's clinic in order to develop rapport and continuity with a set of patients with diverse endocrine pathology. Fellows will participate in biweekly journal club to develop the skills necessary to evaluate the latest medical literature and develop a desire for lifelong learning. The program will help fellows to develop their own teaching style so they can educate junior residents and medical students. Education of learners is integral to the continued success of pediatric endocrinology as a medical field. The program will provide a variety of research mentors to help develop a scholarly project that is not only important to add to medical knowledge, but also that is of interest to the fellow in order to instill curiosity and advance scientific discovery in endocrinology.

Valuable Clinical Experiences

Fellows will be given the opportunity to attend specialty-specific clinics, including the Gender Wellness Clinic for transgender individuals and eXtraordinarY Clinic for patients with sex chromosome alterations.

Fellows will be encouraged to work collaboratively with colleagues integral to excellent endocrine care including nursing, social work, psychology, diabetes educators and other subspecialists. Fellows will be trained in the care of a wide range of conditions:

  • Diabetes (type 1, type 2, MODY) and management of diabetes technologies
  • Disorders of growth
  • Disorders of thyroid hormone physiology
  • Endocrine neoplasia
  • Disorders of adrenal gland physiology
  • Disorders of pubertal development
  • Differences in sex development
  • Vasopressin deficiency (diabetes insipidus)
  • Disorders of mineral homeostasis and bone health
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Transgender health

Our inpatient endocrine team serves as the primary care team for the inpatient endocrine service. We also provide consultative services for general pediatrics, other subspecialties and our intensive care units (pediatric, neonatal and cardiac).

The Endocrine Division

Fellows will join a robust division that includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, endocrine nurse practitioners, endocrine nurses and certified diabetes educators, psychologists and social work. We care for over 1,500 outpatients with diabetes. The inpatient experience includes a significant consultative role: over 400 inpatient consultations and at least 250 inpatient admissions annually.


Your research education begins with comprehensive training in biostatistics, lab research methodology, clinical research methodology, study design, grant preparation and preparation of protocols for the institutional review board (IRB). These areas are covered during the first year of your fellowship.

In subsequent years, you’ll have access to our world-class laboratories, equipment and resources, along with guidance from research professionals located on campus.

You’ll be encouraged to tailor the program’s research component to your interests and professional career plan. While research funding is encouraged and supported, it is not a requirement to maintain the fellowship position during any year.

Salary & Benefits


  • PGY 1: $70,860
  • PGY 2: $73,694
  • PGY 3: $76,642
  • PGY 4: $79,708
  • PGY 5: $82,896
  • PGY 6: $86,212
  • PGY 7: $89,660
  • PGY 8: $93,247

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff

Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

Explore Wilmington

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is located in Wilmington, Del., about 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Baltimore, Lancaster County, Pa. (“Amish Country”), and the beaches in Atlantic City and Delaware. There is much to do in and around the city, including mansion and garden tours, museums, breweries, wineries, fine restaurants and numerous state parks.

Learn More About Delaware:

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Delaware Tourism

Delaware’s Beaches

Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From world-class museums to its professional sports teams to the colorful, bustling districts of South Street, Chinatown and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

Learn More About the Philadelphia Area:

New Jersey Beaches

Pennsylvania Mountains

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Application Requirements

Application Deadline: September 1, 2023

Training Begins: July 1, 2024

1. Application form

2. Submit application electronically using ERAS

3. Personal statement addressing the following (two pages or less)

  • Describe your reason(s) for pursuing pediatric endocrinology fellowship.
  • Describe your research and clinical interest(s), and project idea(s)
  • Describe your career goals

4. Letters of recommendation (minimum three)

  • One from pediatric residency program director
  • Two other letters supporting your candidacy

5. Curriculum Vitae

6. Medical transcript and USMLE scores

Nemours AGP Fellowship participates in the NRMP match for fellowship candidates.

Eligibility of Candidates

  • Completed a three-year accredited pediatric residency program
  • Board eligible/board-certified in pediatrics
  • If a citizen of a country other than the United States, or without permanent resident status in the United States, a copy of current and appropriate visa(s).

Questions About Applying?

Evan Graber, DO
Program Director
(302) 651-5965