Welcome to the Metabolic Bone Disease Fellowship Program at McMaster University.
The fellowship in Metabolic Bone Disease is a 1 year clinical research program. Successful completion of the program will enable the fellow to evaluate , diagnose and provide evidence based management of complex metabolic bone diseases. These include osteoporosis in pre and postmenopausal women as well as in men, fibrous dysplasia, sclerotic bone diseases, osteomalacia, osteogenesis imperfecta, hypophosphatasia, X-linked hypophosphatemia , renal osteodystrophy and paget's disease. The fellow will also gain competence in evaluating complex calcium and parathyroid disorders as well as an understanding of how and when to complete genetic testing for calcium disorders as well as metabolic bone diseases. The fellow will attend the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research annual scientific meeting and submit research for presentation at this meeting . The fellowship curriculum is outlined in the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Primer. It is expected that the fellow will be gain this knowledge and the clinical skills to implement this knowledge in clinical practice. The fellow will attend the International Society of Clinical Densitometry certification course and obtain ISCD certification in the interpretation of BMD studies. It is expected that the fellow will be involved in clinical research and present at the ASBMR annual scientific meeting as well as at the ISCD annual scientific meeting.
Successful completion of the fellowship will provide the fellow with a McMaster University certificate confirming competence in Metabolic Bone Disease
Requirements - certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism
9 months prior to start date
Attend the following clinics
Attend and present at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research annually as well as the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and The Endocrine Society.
Monthly attend and participate in the Endocrine Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Academic half-day in the department of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Evaluations will be formally completed during the fellowship and will include ITER, Webeval as well as Pre-Entry Assessments