Endocrinology Fellowship

We offer a broad base of training and a firm commitment to producing outstanding practitioners in the field of endocrinology.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Endocrinology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our two-year program provides exposure to vast and varied endocrine pathologies within a wide range of patient populations. Subspecialty clinics in osteoporosis and thyroid disease provide in depth experience in these fields.

We accept two fellows per year.


Our program trains fellows to develop expertise in the scientific and clinical foundations of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. The curriculum consists of inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences, didactic lectures, seminars and presentations.

Topics covered include:

  • Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism
  • Thyroid
  • Pituitary
  • Disorders of calcium metabolism
  • Adrenal disease
  • Ovaries and Testis
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes
  • Polyendocrine autoimmune gland failure syndromes
  • Endocrine hypertension (curable causes of hypertension)
  • Endocrine emergencies
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Basic science
  • Clinical research
  • Palliative care
  • Medical genetics

Rotations are on a monthly basis year-round at two training sites, Baylor Scott & White Health (hospital system and clinic) and Central Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care System (hospital and clinic).

The patient population at Baylor Scott & White Health includes adolescents. The two facilities offer sufficient volume and diversity in age and gender to provide broad experience with common and uncommon endocrine disorders. Together, rotations at the two sites also increases the probability that fellows will treat patients with rare endocrine diseases such as Cushing, acromegaly and carcinoid syndrome.

Fellows do not take in-house call. Fellows are required to take call during inpatient rotations on week days and two weekends out of four.


  • Eight to nine months BSWH and VA inpatient
  • One to two months BSWH and VA ambulatory
  • One month elective


    • Three to four months BSWH and VA inpatient
    • Three months elective
    • Five to six months ambulatory split BSWH and VA

Ambulatory Rotation

Fellows serve as consultants in the outpatient endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism service. The ambulatory clinic provides opportunity for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with:

  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Thyroid/parathyroid disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Pituitary disorders

Fellows are also involved in patient counseling and education, and they also participate in multidisciplinary diabetes education and treatment. At Central Texas VA Health Care System, fellows have an opportunity to evaluate and treat disorders seen in this male-predominant population.

Inpatient Rotation

Fellows gain experience and demonstrate competence in inpatient management of diabetes, specifically:

  • Intensive insulin management
  • Parenteral nutrition support
  • Management of fluid
  • Electrolyte disorders

Fellows also manage the endocrine consult service and play a role in patient and resident education.


Elective options include:

  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Genetics
  • Podiatry
  • Nuclear medicine as it relates to endocrinology
  • Lipid clinic
  • Insulin pump management

Endocrinology Core Curriculum

This weekly conference, presented by faculty, covers core endocrine topics.

Clinical Case Conferences

Meeting once month, this conference has two types of facilitation; in-depth review of a subject using a case example or endocrine round table where complex cases are presented by fellows and faculty discuss management.

Journal Club

Fellows choose a journal article to present methodology and findings to the group once a month.

Endocrine Tumor Board

Two times per month, this board reviews thyroid cancer, neuro endocrine tumors and is attended by endocrinology, surgeons, pathology and nuclear medicine. 

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is August 1.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited, three-year internal medicine residency.

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcript from medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of reference from medical school faculty or residency/fellowship experience
  • A recent photo
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Record of other graduate medical experience, if applicable
  • ECFMG certificate (if foreign medical graduate)
  • USMLE III must be taken and passed. Scores and dates USMLE II and III must be noted in your application.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Melba Tischler
Phone: 254.215.0907

Endocrinology Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
1605 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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