Yasir Salah Mohamed ELHASSAN
ST6 Endocrinology and Diabetes and GIM (OOPR) ,
MRC ARUK Clinical Research Fellow and PhD student (1st year) – University of Birmingham
Endocrinology and diabetes is a broad ranging specialty encompassing basic mechanisms of physiology and pharmacology coupled with the ability to improve quality of life and long-term outcomes through effective disease control, and often cure. Endocrine and metabolic diseases are among the most commonly encountered in the UK population.
It is predominantly an outpatient specialty but a number of patients require hospital admission for complex endocrine investigations or the management of complications. However, endocrine disorders and diabetes affect every physiological system of the body and specialists need a wide range of skills and expertise and make a major contribution to general medicine in its broadest sense. This is one of the beauties of the specialty as a good endocrinologist will also be a good general physician.
It is a highly academic specialty and historically endocrinologists have been at the forefront of both basic science and clinical research.
Clinical and academic pathways exist.
This is an uncoupled specialty and ST3 post