Endocrinology, defined as "the study of the medical aspects of hormones, including diseases and conditions associated with hormonal imbalance, damage to the hormone synthesizing and secreting organs and tissues, or the use of synthetic or natural hormonal drugs" (medterms.com), represents a dynamic and rapidly expanding biomedical discipline. However, the practice of endocrinology still remains an art with the diagnosis of many endocrine diseases still relying on the clinical acumen of physicians that is developed after years of encountering many patients with endocrine-related diseases of varying presentations, from mild to severe.
The Graduate Certificate in Metabolic Endocrinology is designed to introduce and familiarize the participant with the major topics that are part of an integrative endocrinology curriculum. This will be accomplished by completing four advanced lecture and discussion courses that are necessary to introduce the principles of endocrinology and hormonal therapies and to provide a solid foundation for the development of more advanced and specialized clinical skills that are critical in a healthcare-related career.
The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.
Applicants must have a MD, DO, PhD, PhamD or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, or extensive evidence of direct clinical experience.
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12 credit hours:
- GMS 6441 – Clinical Approach to Endocrinology (3)
- GMS 6449 – Advanced Endocrinology (3)
- GMS 6448 – Advanced Endocrine Therapies (3)
- GMS 6447 – Advanced Male Endocrinology
Credit toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. MCAT or GRE or equivalent optional.