Education and Training

Obesity Medicine Board Certification and Teaching

Clinical Elective and CME-Track

Clinical Elective

Four-week outpatient experience with Obesity Medicine faculty


While all residents in Primary Care programs should learn about the management of obesity, this elective is designed for the trainee or physician who is interested in practicing obesity medicine as part of their career, and elects to pursue board certification through the CME-track. To become an excellent provider of obesity care, it is important to have clinical experience from multiple teaching physicians who are already experts in the field. This elective can include rotating in the clinical practices of obesity medicine faculty in primary care (Internal Medicine and Family Medicine), endocrinology, and/or gastroenterology, with up to 4 half-day sessions in each field. The remainder of the time can be spent obtaining online CME and reading papers of interest that will prepare for the board certification exam.

Interested trainees and physicians’ questions should be directed to:

Lorrie Fox
Project Specialist
Fellowship Program Coordinator, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Fellowship Program Coordinator, Obesity Medicine Fellowship
Phone: 412-586-9884

Obesity Continuing Medicine Education (CME)

Online and live CME for enrolled trainees and physicians


  • Links to non-UPMC free and paid online CME
  • Links to UPMC-generated CME content, videos
  • Upcoming live CME events at UPMC
  • Upcoming live CME outside UPMC (not counting ABOM meetings below)

National Meetings

30-hours required for ABOM-eligibility


Obesity Week

The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Annual Obesity Summit

Division of Endocrinology
and Metabolism

W1055 Starzl BST
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Academic/Research Offices
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Patient/Clinical Inquiries