Department of Internal Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship


Thank you for your interest in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism fellowship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). This is a two-year program designed to provide comprehensive clinical training in endocrinology.  Graduates of the program are expected to excel as well-rounded physicians who are prepared to provide compassionate, clinical care of patients with a wide range of endocrine and metabolic conditions. The program offers training and experience in both quality improvement and clinical research.

The fellowship is primarily located at three training sites: Truman Medical Center (TMC), the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (KCVAMC), and Saint. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. TMC is a safety-net hospital co-located on the UMKC Hospital Hill health sciences campus and provides an urban, academic medical center setting.  TMC has a clinical location in Lee’s Summit, MO with a growing endocrine practice where fellows experience a suburban practice.  The KCVAMC is a large, tertiary referral center for veterans in Kansas and Missouri located about three miles from TMC.  Saint Luke’s Hospital is a private, tertiary care teaching hospital with a large cardiovascular clinical and research program, also located only a few miles from TMC.

Together with training experiences at other affiliated hospitals, there is experience with patients across a diverse spectrum of age, racial and ethnic background, socioeconomic status, gender, and clinical conditions in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Drees, BettyBetty M. Drees, MD, FACP, FACE

Professor of Medicine
Program Director,
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism