The Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (APDEM) continues to support and represent endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism training programs in some very real ways. The work ahead has the potential for having a tremendous impact on our field and, as your colleague, I am honored to help guide our efforts.
APDEM’s contributions are growing and we couldn’t do this without you. Your feedback is critical as we determine endocrinology’s approach to NRMP’s All-In Match policy, which impacts training programs and fellows alike. Your review and guidance guarantees that the revised APDEM Endocrinology Training Curriculum supports your program leadership and provides fellows with a framework for this critical phase of their careers. Your engagement in the work of our sister societies ensures that their efforts reach training endocrinologists throughout the country, including APDEM collaborations with the Endocrine Society’s on its Fellows’ Training Series and procedural assessment tools, and with AACE through the AACE/APDEM Joint Liaison Committee.
As we continue to work with you on these initiatives, we remain committed to providing you and your institution with robust opportunities and services. Along with in-person meetings at both ENDO and AACE’s Annual Meeting, we are excited to provide you with more regular updates from APDEM and its sister societies, as well as APDEM Member Connect, a new online platform to facilitate networking and support from our community.
Building member value is our top priority and we are excited by the many opportunities that lay ahead. This work can, and should, involve the entire training community and we hope that you will join us. Together, we will continue to define and strengthen the future of endocrinology fellowship training.
Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD