Is a predominantly clinical specialty dealing with diseases of the endocrine glands as they affect people of all ages. Besides the pathophysiological processes involved and the physical impact of each condition, psycho-social effects must also be understood. The potential benefits and risks of specific treatments must be learned and experience gained in the multi-disciplinary approach to management of patients with diabetes mellitus. The physician may later wish to subspecialise in Endocrinology or Diabetes Mellitus develop to a greater extent, so it is important that an interest in such topics can be facilitated during training. (RCPI – November 2013)

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